While Republicans have tried to use the Affordable Care Act against Democrats politically…
But their efforts have failed……
Once in place it was illogical to think 9 other Americans lawyers would just cancel health insurance for tens of millions of American’s to make Republicans happy….
Barack Obama, Joe Biden , Democrats and the American public won this one…..
The Affordable Care Act on Thursday survived a third major challenge in the Supreme Court.
A seven-justice majority ruled that the plaintiffs had not suffered the sort of direct injury that gave them standing to sue.
The court did not reach the larger issues in the case: whether the bulk of the sprawling 2010 health care law, President Barack Obama’s defining domestic legacy, could stand without a provision that initially required most Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty.
In the years since the enactment of the law in 2010, Republicans have worked hard to destroy it, and President Donald J. Trump relentlessly criticized it. But attempts to repeal it failed, as did two earlier Supreme Court challenges, in 2012 and 2015. With the passing years, the law gained in popularity and was woven into the fabric of the health care system. Its future now seems secure.
Striking down the Affordable Care Act would have expanded the ranks of the uninsured in the United States by about 21 million people — a nearly 70 percent increase — according to recent estimates from the Urban Institute….
A ruling against the law would also have doomed its protections for Americans with past or current health problems — or pre-existing conditions. The protections bar insurers from denying them coverage or charging them more for it.