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Affordable Care Act Survives Third Supreme Court Challenge

HeadlineJun 18, 2021

In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act for a third time, after a challenge by Texas and 17 other Republican-led states. The group argued the individual mandate was unconstitutional after Congress did away with the penalty for not having coverage, as part of the 2017 tax cuts for the wealthy. Around 31 million Americans benefit from President’s Obama’s signature 2010 legislation. The court didn’t rule on the constitutionality of the individual mandate but found the plaintiffs could not prove they are harmed by the ACA in its current iteration.

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