After the ruling, where things stand

Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling Monday against the health reform law’s requirement for people to buy insurance gave Republicans some new momentum in their repeal efforts. The Associated Press cites a renewed sense of uncertainly about President Obama’s signature legislation, but also points out that the insurance-buying mandate is not scheduled to kick in until 2014. None of the legal disputes over the law are likely to be settled until they reach the U.S. Supreme Court, the article notes. Obama aides say reform implementation will continue unaffected. Meanwhile, Kaiser Health News provides the text of Hudson’s decision.