The Affordable Care Act -better known as Obamacare- is once again headed to the United States Supreme Court; where the justices will decide whether the healthcare legislation violates the US Constitution.
“The law, commonly known as ObamaCare, was first upheld by the Supreme Court under the justification that by tying the individual mandate to a financial penalty it fell under Congress’ taxation power. When President Trump eliminated the penalty, Republican-led states claimed there was no longer a legal basis for the mandate,” reports Fox News.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided last December that key aspects of the legislation violated the law by requiring individuals to purchase private health insurance or face a financial penalty.
“The individual mandate is unconstitutional because it can no longer be read as a tax, and there is no other constitutional provision that justifies this exercise of congressional power,” the ruling said.
The Court will likely rule on the case after the 2020 General Election.
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Source: Fox News