CHA News

Supreme Court Throws Out Challenge to Affordable Care Act

For CEOs, government relations executives, legal counsel

This post has been archived and contains information that may be out of date.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finding that Republican-led states and individual plaintiffs behind the case lacked legal standing to challenge the law.  

The Trump administration had supported the lawsuit, which argued that the ACA was rendered unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty for not having health insurance in 2017. The vote was 7 to 2 to reject the lawsuit, with Justices Alito and Gorsuch dissenting.