Supreme Court to Delay Affordable Care Act Hearing

Supreme Court to Delay Affordable Care Act Hearing

(NewsReady.com) – Multiple lawsuits have popped up across the country regarding the legality of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act (ACA).

One such case involved the ACA’s requirement for women to receive free coverage for contraceptives through their healthcare plan. That issue was brought up in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling in 2014, where it was found that Hobby Lobby didn’t have to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives. It was justified in court because the ACA’s mandate was a violation of the company’s First Amendment right to freely exercise its religion.

This ruling will be heard by the Supreme Court this spring.

A recent attempt by Democrats to have an appeals court quickly push another ACA-related case to the Supreme Court’s 2020 docket has failed.

Last month, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the government can’t force most consumers to purchase health insurance. Congress had previously removed the tax penalty originally intended to enforce this requirement. Some argued that the court’s decision jeopardized health insurance for millions of Americans.

Democrats wanted this case to be heard before the court’s term ends this June.

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