Judge Reed O’Connor today issued an order in response to a motion filed yesterday by 17 Democratic attorneys general asking him to confirm that the Affordable Care Act remains in effect nationwide and allow for a prompt appeal of his decision that the law is unconstitutional. The judge ordered the 20 Republican AGs that brought the case to respond by Dec. 21 and gave the Democratic AGs until Dec. 26 to reply. On Dec. 14, the judge ruled the entire ACA unconstitutional because Congress repealed the tax penalty enforcing the law’s individual mandate. The case was brought in February by 20 Republican-led states. The court later granted a request by the 17 Democratic AGs to intervene in the case.

Related News Articles

Perspective
As a politically practical matter, we need to focus on finding consensus to improve the system we have rather than subject the nation to yet another polarizing…
Headline
The departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services yesterday asked for public input on how they might help group health plans and issuers…
Headline
National hospital organizations, including the AHA, today urged congressional leaders to delay the start of the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts…
Headline
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing on legislation to roll back changes to the Affordable Care Act by the Trump…
Headline
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a
Headline
The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing on protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions.