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Appeals court shows signs it will invalidate ACA individual mandate
Modern Healthcare

A panel of federal appellate judges on Tuesday hinted they will rule that the Affordable Care Act’s so-called individual mandate is unconstitutional, but seemed skeptical that the entire healthcare law should fall because of that provision.

Although a coalition of Democratic state attorneys general defended Obamacare before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, two Republican-appointed judges on the three-judge panel ripped into their argument that the individual mandate is now a choice rather than a command since Congress zeroed-out its penalty for not buying insurance in 2017.

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