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The scoop on the new challenge to the Affordable Care Act
April 3, 2019
In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, a law to provide affordable healthcare for Americans. Since the passage of the ACA (aka Obamacare), the number of Americans with health insurance has increased by 20 million.
Obamacare was passed over objections from conservatives who have led a number of legal challenges against it. The most hopeful early attempt to bring down the healthcare bill had only mediocre success in 2012 when the Supreme Court upheld the majority of the Act as constitutional.
Challengers’ hopes have been revived in the Trump years. After a 2017 tax law altered the effect of the ACA’s Individual Mandate, a number of GOP states brought a new attempt to take down the act in its entirety.
Our infographic report takes you through the background of the ACA and describes the new challenge. See how the Texas-led GOP states may fare against the pro-ACA state intervenors.