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MGMA Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court upholds ACA

06/17/2021 1:28 PM | Rebekah Francis (Administrator)

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), leaving the law intact. In the 7-2 decision, the justices said the challengers of the law lacked standing to bring the case. The case, California v. Texas, centered around the ACA’s individual mandate, which required individuals to obtain minimum health insurance coverage or face a tax penalty. Once the tax penalty was set to $0 in a subsequent tax law, the plaintiffs argued that without the tax consequences associated with the individual mandate, the individual mandate was unconstitutional and the rest of the ACA must be found unconstitutional as well. The Court threw out this challenge to the law today due to lack of legal standing because the plaintiffs could not show injury.


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