The head of a major group for health insurers is predicting that the U.S. Supreme Court will keep most of the Affordable Care Act in place after it considers the California v. Texas ACA constitutionality case.
Matt Eyles, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), gave his assessment of the situation today, in a statement about the Supreme Court’s decision to review the case.
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AHIP has been asking the Supreme Court to handle the case quickly, and Eyles welcomed the announcement that the court has “granted certiorari” in the case.
California v. Texas
The case pits officials who oppose the ACA, in Texas and in other states, against officials who support the ACA.
California is leading the effort to support the ACA.
The Texas coalition argues that the ACA requirement that many people have what the government classifies as solid individual major medical insurance is unconstitutional.
The Texas coalition contends that the ACA has no provision “saving” the rest of the law if one part is thrown out, and that, because the individual mandate provision is unconstitutional, all of the rest of the ACA should be thrown out.
A district court judge in Texas has sided with the Texas coalition.