U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to the ACA
On March 2, 2020, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case involved is Texas v. Azar, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA’s individual mandate.
Texas v. Azar was filed in 2018 by 18 states after the individual mandate penalty was eliminated. In December 2019, a federal appeals court ruled in
the case that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and directed the lower court to determine whether the rest of the ACA can remain in place.
The Supreme Court had previously denied a request from the U.S. House of Representatives and several Democratic-controlled states to review the case on an expedited basis. The Supreme Court has now agreed to hear the case on its regular schedule, based on the argument that the lower court rulings create uncertainty about the ACA’s future. It is expected that the Court will …
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