June 18, 2021

Florida challenge to ACA rejected by the Supreme Court [The Capitolist]

Karen Murphy writes:

"Rejecting a challenge by Florida and 17 other states, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the third time on Thursday, leaving in place the broad provisions of the law enacted by Congress in 2010. The vote was seven-to-two.

The  majority decision threw out the challenge to the law without even considering the merits of the arguments on the grounds that Florida and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus had no standing to bring the challenge to court.


Florida Policy Institute CEO Sadaf Knight said [emphasis added],  'The opinion issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court will preserve coverage for 23 million Americans by ending the lawsuit brought by Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody and 17 other attorneys general to gut the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.'

'It’s time to end attacks on the ACA. With the lawsuit in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Congress to focus on strengthening the ACA by closing the health care coverage gap for 2.2 million uninsured adults across the country and enacting permanent ACA marketplace reforms to make insurance coverage more affordable.'"


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