Medicare for All advocates say yes. But I don’t see anything happening while the Republicans hold a 41 vote majority in the Senate.
Again, I don’t believe that the omission of the severability clause was inadvertent on the part of the Democrats. They had insurance companies on board as long as they had the mandate, but no way would they want the regs, such as requiring that 80 percent of premium funding go directly to health care spending, in place if they aren’t guaranteed business from everyone. They would rather continue to dedicate 30 percent to their administration and share-holder dividends. Only 3 percent of Medicare funding goes to administration by the way, and none to dividends.
The ruling is expected on Thursday.