This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.
The U.S. Supreme Court has settled the biggest question about Obamacare: Is it constitutional? Now comes the second question: Is it politically sustainable?
Supporters of the law have complained bitterly of the legal challenge that 26 Republican attorneys general – including Washington’s Rob McKenna – mounted against the Affordable Care Act.
But without the lawsuit, the act’s legality wouldn’t have been settled this soon. There would have been no victory in court on Thursday, and the massive law would still be dogged by the threat of unresolved constitutional issues.
As it happened, …