Supreme Court building The Supreme Court’s hearing of arguments this week boded well for defendants of the health care law, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh signaling support for keeping the law. (Photo: Shutterstock)

With Joe Biden’s presidential election win, the next four years have started to look a little clearer. There are still a couple of wildcards up in the air, however, most notably the fate of the Affordable Care Act. A landmark piece of legislation during his tenure as vice president, Biden might instead start his term picking up the pieces and build anew should the Supreme Court strike the entire law down.

The loss of the ACA would have far-reaching effects, not only on individuals relying on the law’s protections for pre-existing conditions but employers, health insurers and health care systems.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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