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'California v. Texas': The Fate of the Affordable Care Act [October 27, 2020]   [open pdf - 730KB]

From the Document: "On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in 'California v. Texas' (consolidated with the related case 'Texas v. California'), a constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) individual mandate. The suit also seeks to invalidate the ACA's many other provisions, which cover a range of issues such as the regulation of private health insurance, changes to public health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare, funding for preventive health care programs, drug regulation, and nutritional content display at restaurants. This Sidebar provides background on the ACA's individual mandate, including relevant prior litigation, followed by a discussion of the 'California v. Texas' case, including the parties' arguments in the case. It concludes with some select considerations for Congress."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10547
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2020-10-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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