Courts and the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in California v. Texas, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal lawsuit, on November 10, 2020. The case was brought by a number of Republican state attorneys general and supported by the Trump administration. President Donald Trump long pledged to appoint judges who would side with his administration’s political interests and rule to overturn the ACA. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—and the rushed process to attempt to replace her—dramatically heightened the chance that the court would strike down the law and upend its previous decisions to uphold it. Overturning the ACA would throw the nation’s health care system into chaos and be disastrous for the health and economic security of millions of Americans. The Center for American Progress provides coverage and analysis on the impact of the health care repeal lawsuit, including how it would harm people with preexisting conditions and disabilities, communities of color, women, young people, families, and low-income families.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chief Justice John Roberts before the State of the Union address, February 2020. (Getty/Leah Millis-Pool)

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The New Supreme Court Vacancy Could Put the Affordable Care Act at Risk Article
The U.S. Supreme Court is reflected in a puddle, June 27, 2018. (Getty/Zach Gibson)

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