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.
Blog: Are 1115 Medicaid Work Requirement Demonstrations Experimental Initiatives or a Way to Side-Step Congress? (UPDATED)
By Sara Rosenbaum, Sara Rothenberg, Maria Velasquez, Leighton Ku, and Erin Brantley
Blog: The Ninth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s Passage
Sara Rosenbaum shares her thoughts.