Published: Wed, December 19, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling

Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling

Ferguson points to the fact the Supreme Court has already upheld ACA as lawful, and feels they will do so with this challenge as well. That could take at least a couple of years.

The judge issued what is known as a declaratory judgment - which, unlike an injunction, allows the law to continue unabated until the case is taken up by another court.

The ruling will be appealed and most likely end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a broad view of Congress' intent, legal scholars said. Philip Klein, the executive editor of the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner and author of a book on "overcoming" Obamacare, called it an "assault on the rule of law".

"All of those laws will have gaps now, and people will be paying more and losing coverage", Gluck says. The lack of practical significance could lead Roberts to question whether anyone now has the legal right to go to court to challenge the provision.

Vermont policymakers have responded to other recent federal health care decisions with regulations of their own. In 2013, the law had an overall approval rating between 33% and 39%, according to Kaiser Family Foundation polls.

Here's what you need to know about the ruling, and what it means for your health insurance.

A Texas judge's stunning declaration that Obamacare is unconstitutional not only kneecaps the health care law, it would also cripple President Donald Trump's entire health care agenda.

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Republicans are "still in the throes" of devising an Obamacare alternative if the ruling is upheld, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, said Monday. Two major provisions of the ACA were reviewed: the individual mandate, which required individuals to buy a minimum level of health insurance; and the expansion of Medicaid.

As open enrollment has ended this year, people in our area who depend on the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, to stay alive are afraid they could lose insurance coverage. As of early Monday, his Facebook post has received more than 28,000 reactions, and has been liked more than 72,000 times since he also shared it on Twitter. After Congress repealed the individual mandate in 2017, the federal judge said the rest of the law fell apart. Eliminating the entire Affordable Act wasn't the goal of eliminating the individual mandate, Gluck says; the legislators only intend to alter it. But that very same Congress left the rest of the law intact.

Fisher said he expects the Affordable Care Act to remain in effect while the case is appealed, and he said "it's going to take a while for this thing to work its way through the courts". "I said it in June when this case first bubbled up, and I'll say it again: Guaranteed health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is enshrined in Colorado law", interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway is quoted in the statement.

They say any Republicans who applaud the decision should pay a price in 2020, after Democrats romped to midterm victories by focusing on their defense of the Affordable Care Act. "This decision does not require that HHS make any changes to any of the ACA programs it administers or its enforcement of any portion of the ACA at this time".

Open enrollment in Alabama and MS ended this weekend.

For the time being, open enrollment for 2019 is going forward as planned, although in 39 states, the deadline for the Affordable Care Act was December 15.

The most likely candidates to appeal the decision are the states that intervened in the lawsuit to argue that the individual mandate remains constitutional: California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State.

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