The Supreme Court today threw out the challenge from Texas and other states who were trying to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by questioning the constitutionality of the ACA’s individual mandate. In 2012, the Supreme Court had ruled that the individual mandate was a constitutional exercise of Congress’s taxing authority, but the tax penalty was eliminated as part of the 2017 tax cuts. Based on this fact, Texas and other states were arguing that the ACA was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that Texas and the other challengers in the case did not have the right to bring the case before the court and dismissed the challenge.
You can read the Court’s decision here.