Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court on March 4, 2015, the day of arguments regarding the government’s Affordable Care Act subsidies. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi)

The fate of the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance, with arguments in the combined cases California v. Texas and Texas v. California set to be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10. The plaintiffs believe the entire ACA should be struck since the individual mandate was declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court panel in Texas. The Trump administration sided with the plaintiffs, initially arguing that the mandate could be severed from the rest of the law but ultimately supporting invalidating the law entirely. The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also potentially affects the outcome of a decision that could result in nearly 23 million Americans finding themselves without health insurance.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.

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