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Supreme Court Signals Plan To Uphold The ACA. How Will Biden Expand It?

Doug Mills/The New York Times
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act outside the Supreme Court in 2015.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard yet another challenge to the law. Overturning the ACA would strip health insurance from more than 20 million people. 

Two of the court’s conservative Justices signaled they would not strike down the ACA, but suggested the court may strike down the individual mandate, which required all Americans to obtain health insurance or be subject to a financial penalty. How will the Biden administration expand the ACA if the Democrats fail to take back the Senate?


Trudy Lieberman, award-winning contributing editor at the Center for Health Journalism and past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists

Web Resources: 
The Center for Health Journalism, Trudy Lieberman: Could A Biden Presidency Still Achieve Real Health Reform? 

CNBC: Obamacare: Supreme Court appears willing to keep Affordable Care Act 

ABC News: As pandemic rages, Obamacare on the line at Supreme Court 

The New York Times, Adam Liptak and Abby Goodnough: The Affordable Care Act Faces Another Supreme Court Test