The decision came in a case brought by Republican attorneys general, including Josh Hawley of Missouri, who tweeted the following comment after the decision was announced:
Tonight TX court has declared Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional. Now it’s time for both parties to work together to lower healthcare costs, improve access to quality care for all, and protect those with preexisting conditionsHawley's statement appears to be following a grand tradition established by others in the Republican Party of being in a rush to destroy the Affordable Care Act without having the slightest idea of what to put in its place.
In her statement on the court's decision, the woman who lost to Hawley in November, Sen. Claire McCaskill noted that Hawley won, but has no replacement for what will be lost if the Affordable Care Act is eliminated.
. @HawleyMO has won the victory he sought in his lawsuit. Obamacare has been gutted by a Texas Court due to his lawsuit. Rs promised repeal and replace. They didn’t. Now @HawleyMo has done repeal thru courts. But there’s no replace. Scary stuff for millions.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) December 15, 2018