On December 14, 2018, in a widely reported decision, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The judge reasoned that since the ACA’s “individual mandate” is unconstitutional, the rest of the law cannot stand without it. However, the ACA will remain in place pending appeal, and it is highly unlikely that this ruling will stand.
JAMA. Published online January 9, 2019.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Gostin, Lawrence O., "Texas v United States: The Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional and Will Remain So" (2019). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2123.