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Supreme Court Appears Wary of Striking Down ACA

inclined to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) essential components.
Supreme Court Appears Wary of Striking Down ACA
November 18, 2020

A majority of the Supreme Court signaled on November 10 that they are inclined to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) essential components in a legal challenge brought by Republican states and the Trump administration. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh said during arguments that Congress’s move in 2017 to kill the individual mandate did not make the rest of the law unconstitutional.

Roberts, Kavanaugh and the three liberal justices on the court would make a majority to leave the ACA in place, though a decision isn’t expected until the first half of 2021. President-Elect Joe Biden criticized the Trump administration’s efforts to strike down a law that covers 20 million Americans in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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