A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a linchpin of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the requirement that people have health insurance was unconstitutional. But the appeals panel sent the case back to a federal district court in Texas to determine whether other provisions of the law could continue to exist without the mandate.NYT:
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What this means:
- U.S. Fifth Circuit of Appeals ruled Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional.
- Stopped short of killing off all of Obamacare.
- Sent the case back to the lower court to see if other provisions of the ACA can survive without the mandate.
- Ruling occurred Tuesday while we all were consumed by impeachment.
- The Trump administration has worked diligently to kill the ACA since Day One.
- SCOTUS upheld the ACA in 2012.