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ACA in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

Millions could lose health coverage

Today, a federal appeals court panel will hear arguments on whether a federal judge in Texas was correct in striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a case with enormous stakes not only for millions of people who gained health insurance through the law but for the political futures of President Donald Trump and other candidates in the 2020 elections.

The case, which could make its way to the Supreme Court ahead of those elections, threatens insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and many other sweeping changes the 2010 law has made throughout the health care system.

It was filed by a group of Republican governors and attorneys general against the federal government, which carries out the law. But the Trump administration refused to defend the full law in court and this spring said it agreed with the ruling that the law’s requirement for people to buy insurance was unconstitutional, and that as a result, the entire law must be dismantled.

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