Texas Judge Strikes Down Entire ACA

Law360 (December 14, 2018, 8:59 PM EST) -- In a shocking decision, a Texas federal judge ruled late Friday that the entire Affordable Care Act must be invalidated because its individual mandate, a cornerstone of the landmark law, will soon become unconstitutional.

The Affordable Care Act's individual mandate provision is unconstitutional, a Texas federal judge ruled Friday. Above, the HealthCare.gov website's sign-up page. (AP) In Friday’s ruling, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with Republican states challenging the ACA that the statute’s individual mandate will no longer be a valid exercise of congressional taxing power after the mandate’s tax penalty disappears in 2019. Because the mandate is a critical feature...

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