Maybe there's enough votes in the SCOTUS to now support this. I hope so !!
Considering it was Roberts siding with the liberal justices upholding the law, I still think the math works against you. And this is but one step; next stop is the 5th Circuit which may or may not uphold the district judge's ruling.
Republicans have been in control of Congress for how long and they have done exactly zero to improve ACA. They don't even have a replacement. They have a "wait and see" attitude, if anything.
And that may be what seals the GOP and Trump's defeats in the suburbs. We still haven't seen this amazing replacement for the ACA.
What's even funnier is seeing people run away from the lawsuit. Josh Hawley (newly elected senator from MO) insisted he did not support the lawsuit, despite his name being on the lawsuit as one of the AGs. Scott Walker was another guy who insisted he did not support the lawsuit, but was somehow ready to deal with the fallout (despite his name also being on the lawsuit).
I can't wait to see how this unfolds. If it's struck down, I can see the following:
1. Democrats let Republicans bask in the celebration (free footage for 2020 elections)
2. When people start seeing their coverage reduced to barebones with premiums skyrocketing, Democrats will roll out their proposals while Republicans will fret about what to do.
3. Democrats can reauthorize the ACA or bring Medicare for All to a floor vote, which (if it passes) will put Senate Republicans in a bind. And, because the ACA was considered a tax, it's the House who has to get the ball rolling if it's going down that path).
4. The Senate will balk, refusing to have a hearing or unable to agree on how to act.
5. Election 2020, with Trump and the GOP defeated. And I wouldn't be surprised if staunchly conservative states who have greatly benefited from the ACA decide to narrowly back a Democrat (whether for president, governor, senator, rep, or at the state level) due to the inability of the GOP to put out the fires it starts.