WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The United States Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
The justices left the entire Affordable Care Act law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court.READ MORE: North Texas-Based IRS Officer Sentenced To Prison For 'Obstructing Federal Tax Laws'
The law’s major provisions include protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, a range of no-cost preventive services and the expansion of the Medicaid program that insures lower-income people, including those who work in jobs that don’t pay much or provide health insurance.READ MORE: 1 Dead After Man Fires Shots At Pickup Truck In Tom Thumb Parking Lot In Richardson
Also left in place is the law’s now-toothless requirement that people have health insurance or pay a penalty. Congress rendered that provision irrelevant in 2017 when it reduced the penalty to zero.MORE NEWS: Biden Administration Terminates 2 Border Wall Contracts In Texas
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