This fall, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in California et al. v Texas et al. The Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) “individual mandate” remains constitutional even though Congress has zeroed out the tax penalty for not maintaining health insurance. The Court also will decide whether, should the individual mandate be deemed unconstitutional, Congress, in setting the penalty at zero, actually intended to repeal the entire law. Thus, at a time when the nation is confronting the worst public health emergency in a century, health care for tens of millions of people is on the line.
This blog, produced by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, looks at the impact on community health centers and the patients they serve if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
The blog is available here.