Jan 3, 2019 - Health

Blue states appeal Affordable Care Act ruling

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks at a press conference

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra at a press conference in March. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

A group of Democratic attorneys general, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, moved today to appeal last month's district court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act.

What we're watching: The case now moves to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where many legal experts — who have always thought the case against the law was weak — say the decision could easily get overturned. The health care law remains in effect during the appeal.

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