More than 8.8 million Americans are enrolled in the Affordable Care Act healthcare law spearheaded by President Barack Obama. An unpopular mandate of the Affordable Care Act, a tax penalty for the uninsured was repealed by a bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in December. Now, Texas is among 20 states where 20
Republican state attorneys general are suing to overturn the law, asking a federal court to hold the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and the entire health care law as unconstitutional.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act,” “the ACA” or “the Act”), as recently amended, forces an unconstitutional and irrational regime onto the States and their citizens. Because this recent amendment renders legally impossible the Supreme Court’s prior savings construction of the Affordable Care Act’s core provision—the individual mandate—the Court should hold that the ACA is unlawful and enjoin its operation.
According to reports,eighteen largely GOP states never accepted the federal money to expand Medicaid under the ACA. The participating states in the court action include various red states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
Republicans are aggressively to seeking to end the ACA, while a smaller number of Democratic states are working to bolster it. For more details about the case see the Texas, et al vs United States document.