Leaders of the 26 states that challenged the federal health care law in court have one luxury with the outcome -- they can do nothing.
While the Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Affordable Care Act,
it did rein in the law's expansion of Medicaid by ruling that the
federal government could not withhold Medicaid funds to those states
that don't comply. The absence of any punitive measures means there is
nothing to compel the governors or attorneys general to begin
implementation of the law.
Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, for one, made clear his state will sit tight.