Regarding the Jan. 11 Politics & The Nation article “Trump administration to justices: No rush on ACA ruling”:

Now that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s mandate is unconstitutional, the Trump administration and the conservative states challenging the law suddenly want to slow down the process and are urging the Supreme Court not to expedite a hearing on the case. What was once the top priority for the GOP has suddenly become a potential albatross: If the Supreme Court rules against the ACA, health care will become the only issue for millions of people in the November presidential election.

Just as “Saturday Night Live” noted shortly after the 2016 election, it seems that lots of previously uninsured people now have health-care coverage, and they like it. Who knew? This once again proves that age-old maxim: Be careful what you wish for.

Susan Weinmann, Rockville