On Dec. 18, 2019, a federal appeals court ruled in
Texas v. Azar
that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA)
ual mandate is Unconstitutional
due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. The appeals court remanded the case to the lower court to determine whether the rest of the ACA can
remain in place without the individual mandate.
This lawsuit was filed in 2018 by 18 states as a result of the 2017 tax reform law that eliminates the individual mandate penalty.