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21 Democratic Attorneys General Seek Supreme Court Review of ACA Case

 

  • Twenty-one Democratic AGs, including New York AG Letitia James, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for an expedited review of a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. U.S., which affirmed a district court’s ruling finding the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) unconstitutional.
  • According to the petition, because the Fifth Circuit did not rule on the validity of the rest of the ACA, its decision causes uncertainty that may harm the health of patients and disrupt the healthcare market. The petition also argued that expedited review is warranted because many stakeholders, including states, patients, healthcare providers, employers, and pharmaceutical companies, have come to rely on the ACA.
  • The petition asked the Supreme Court to resolve the case by the end of the court’s current term in June.