This morning, the Supreme Court heard the case of California v. Texas which centers on the issue of the constitutionality of the ACA’s individual mandate. Previously, the Supreme Court had ruled that the individual mandate was a constitutional exercise of Congress’s taxing authority, but the tax penalty has since been eliminated as part of the 2017 tax cuts. Based on this fact, Texas and other states are arguing that the ACA is now unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in California v. Texas and will need to determine if the individual mandate of the ACA is unconstitutional. If so, it will then need to wrestle with whether this invalidates just the individual mandate or the whole ACA, including the consumer protections such as the prohibition against denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions. Over the last few months, we have been putting out resources on this important case. A list of all these resources is available below. Additionally, at 3:00 PM ET today Young Invincibles is hosting a Twitter chat on the Supreme Court case and the ACA. You can follow along using the #TodaysVoicesTues.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Two-page Explainer
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: ACA Repeal Lawsuit Threatens Medicaid Expansion Coverage for Millions
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Chart Book: The Far-Reaching Benefits of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Rounding Up the Risks of the ACA Repeal Lawsuit
- Center for American Progress: Repealing the ACA Would Create Chaos for the Disability Community During a Pandemic
- Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms: What’s at Stake: The World of Health Insurance for People with Pre-Existing Conditions before the ACA
- Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms: State Efforts to Protect Preexisting Conditions Unsustainable Without the ACA
- Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms: As Insurers Return to ACA Marketplaces, SCOTUS Case Looms Large
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Explaining California v. Texas: A Guide to the Case Challenging the ACA
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Potential Impact of California v. Texas Decision on Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Eliminating the ACA: What Could It Mean for Medicaid Expansion?
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Loss of the Affordable Care Act Would Widen Racial Disparities in Health Coverage
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Pre-existing Conditions: What Are They and How Many People Have Them?
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Loss of the ACA Could Greatly Erode Health Coverage and Benefits for Women
- Families USA: Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Digital Toolkit