The U.S. Department of Justice has signaled it will not oppose any aspect of the recent court ruling to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.
“The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s judgment should be affirmed, according to a March 25
At the onset of the trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the DOJ had initiallyportions of the ACA, including declaring guaranteed issue unconstitutional by arguing that it could not be enacted with no penalty for failure to obtain coverage.
However, the judge ruled in the Texas v. United States
“We said before that the district court’s decision was misguided and wrong. So, too, is the government’s reversal to now support it,” Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans said in a statement. “This harmful position puts coverage at risk for more than 100 million Americans that rely on it. We will continue to engage on this issue as it continues through the appeals process so we can support and strengthen affordable coverage for every American.”