Perhaps the most interesting--not to mention encouraging-- thing about the Sixth Circuit's opinion is that it did not break down along ideological lines, but instead was achieved with a bipartisan application of law:
The Sixth Circuit opinion is the first on the merits that has not broken down strictly along seemingly partisan lines. Two of the judges on the panel were appointed by Republican presidents and one was appointed by a Democrat. At the lower District Court level, five judges have divided on the question, with three Democratic appointees ruling in favor of the law and two Republican appointees rejecting itAnd ThinkProgress noted something even more encouraging, with respect to possible outcomes when one of these ACA challenges reaches the Supreme Court: the writer of the Sixth Circuit's opinion was Judge Jeffrey Sutton, a George W. Bush appointee who clerked for SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia. That might mean nothing, but it at least suggests the possibility that a near-term SCOTUS decision could also cross ideological lines to find in favor of the ACA.