Jun 26, 2020 - Health

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn ACA

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The Trump administration formally asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn the Affordable Care Act, AP reports.

Why it matters: Nearly 20 million Americans could lose health care coverage and protections for those with pre-existing conditions if the court rules to overturn ACA.

  • Nearly half a million people who lost their health insurance during the economic shutdown during the pandemic were able to get coverage through HealthCare.gov, per AP.

What they're saying

  • Texas and other conservative-led states argue the ACA is unconstitutional after Congress passed tax legislation in 2017 that removed fines for not having health insurance but still requires all Americans to have coverage.
  • The Trump administration's legal brief does not mention the coronavirus.

What's next: The court will likely hear the arguments in the fall.

Go deeper: The political risk of overturning the ACA

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