Supreme Court Agrees To Hear ObamaCare Challenge – Might Overturn It

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear ObamaCare Challenge - Might Overturn It

(RightWing.org) – In 2012, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ObamaCare) individual mandate in an opinion on NFIB v. Sebelius. Then in 2017, President Donald Trump’s tax law set the mandated amount at $0. That led to Texas filing a lawsuit questioning, again, whether former President Barack Obama’s law was Constitutional. Now, the case will head back to the justices on the high court.

On August 19, the SCOTUS released its oral arguments docket for the October 2020 session. Two ObamaCare cases — California v. Texas and Texas v. California — were consolidated, and the court will hear arguments on November 10.

Texas, and more than a dozen states, are arguing the law became unconstitutional when the mandate was set at $0 because it no longer generates money. President Donald Trump’s administration is supporting the effort to end the law. Although arguments will be held in November, the SCOTUS likely won’t hand down their opinion until June 2021. If the Lonestar state wins, it’ll be the biggest court victory for the Right in years.

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