Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging Obamacare constitutionality

by Adam Ford · Mar 2nd, 2020 10:05 am

Last Updated Mar 2nd, 2020 at 1:46 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will review a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality. The challenge was brought after Congress eliminated Obamacare's tax penalty for not having health insurance, and a group of Republican-led states claimed that there no longer existed a legal justification for the law.

According to Fox News:

The law ... was first upheld by the Supreme Court under the justification that by tying the individual mandate to a financial penalty it fell under Congress' taxation power. When President Trump eliminated the penalty, Republican-led states claimed there was no longer a legal basis for the mandate.

The lawsuit, which the Trump administration supports, argues that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down.

The high court's ruling, which will decide the fate of Obamacare, is not expected until after the 2020 presidential election.


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