On March 2, 2020, the U.S. 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.
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. It is expected that the Supreme Court will review the case during its next term and issue a ruling in the spring or summer of 2021.
While this legal challenge is pending, all existing ACA provisions will continue to be applicable and enforced.
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