Biden administration supports ACA at Supreme Court, drops Trump-era challenge

While the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to rule on the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the Biden administration on Wednesday took steps to support the landmark healthcare law.

In a letter to the high court, the Justice Department under the new administration said it believes Obamacare’s individual mandate is constitutional. But if the justices disagree, the Biden administration believes the rest of the Affordable Care Act can stand without the provision requiring insurance coverage. The Justice Department cited Congress’ 2017 decision to zero out the individual mandate penalty rather than eliminating it altogether.


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