The Supreme Court today said it will not expedite its decision whether to review a Texas appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional. 

Twenty states and the District of Columbia had petitioned the Supreme Court to review the decision this term. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last month ruled the ACA's individual mandate unconstitutional and sent the case back to the district court in Texas for the judge to take a "careful, granular approach" to determining which of the law's provisions could survive without the mandate.

The AHA — joined by the Federation of American Hospitals, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Association of American Medical Colleges, and America's Essential Hospitals — earlier this month filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review the case this term. Thirty-three state hospital associations also filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review the case this term. 

For more on the appeals court decision, see the AHA's recent statement

Related News Articles

Headline
Some individuals with “long COVID” may have a disability under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and other civil rights laws that entitles them to…
Blog
Individuals and states have tried — three times — to wipe the Affordable Care Act off the books. The Supreme Court today — for the third time — rejected those…
Headline
The United States Supreme Court this morning rejected the third major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, holding in a 7-2 decision that the challengers…
Headline
The Supreme Court should hold the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate constitutional, the Department of Justice said in a letter today to the Supreme…
Headline
States may apply until Jan. 20 for grants to implement and enforce certain market reforms and consumer protections to strengthen the private health insurance…
Perspective
“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good” is a quote credited to the French writer and thinker Voltaire. Although he died in 1778, that phrase is very…