Those leading the charge in the Affordable Care Act case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court for arguments on March 4 hope to avoid the issue of standing, Professor Lisa McElroy said in a Modern Healthcare article published on Feb. 19.
The article cited media reports that cast doubts on the petitioners’ standing, or the legal right to sue, in King v. Burwell, a case with the potential to dismantle Obamacare.
“The petitioners are trying to avoid this at all costs,” McElroy said. “Given that it's been in the news and given that it does look like there's an issue, they do not want to focus on that at all. They want to draw attention elsewhere.”