This collection highlights key resources on the impact of the ACA in California and the potential consequences if the law is abolished. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes it even more difficult to predict the Supreme Court’s ruling in an upcoming federal lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the ACA. The ACA may also be shaped by actions of the president and Congress in the coming months and years.
The Affordable Care Act in California: What’s at Stake in California v. Texas?
In this series, the UC Berkeley Labor Center explores the consequences for California if the Affordable Care Act is overturned. Publications focus on racial and ethnic health disparities, health coverage for those with low incomes, and potential job losses in California.
Working Californians Enrolled in Medi-Cal Share Their Stories
How Many in Your Area Are Covered by the Affordable Care Act?
Implications of the Fifth Circuit Court Decision in Texas v. United States
Texas v. United States challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) given the elimination of the law’s individual mandate penalties. The Urban Institute analyzes the impact if the Supreme Court were to find the entire ACA unconstitutional. It estimates that nearly 20 million Americans would lose insurance coverage, including 3.8 million Californians.
After Justice Ginsburg’s Loss, What a New Court Could Mean for the ACA
This Health Affairs Blog post grapples with the questions that have arisen after Justice Ginsburg’s death and what they mean for the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Who will be nominated to fill her seat? Will a new justice be seated by the time the court is scheduled to hear California v. Texas on November 10? How does the new makeup of the court affect the potential outcome in Texas? And what is the role of Congress in addressing the lawsuit?