June 17, 2021 — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, upholding the national health care law for the third time.
The case, California v. Texas, argued that after the elimination of individual penalties in 2017 for not maintaining health insurance, the entire law must be struck down. Many legal scholars viewed the argument as weak, and the justices decided that Obamacare can still exist without the penalty for lacking health coverage.
The court blocked the GOP-led suit saying the plaintiffs did not have the right to bring the case.
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