Three-Minute Legal Tips: California v. Texas
On Nov. 10, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the first case challenging a key component of the Affordable Care Act since the confirmation of the court's newest justice, Amy Coney Barrett.
California v. Texas centers on the constitutionality of the ACA's individual mandate and how it underpins the law, which has remained remarkably resilient despite continued challenges. However, regardless of what the Supreme Court decides, UW Law Professor Sallie Sanford says health care access and affordability will remain dominant issues for the foreseeable future.
In three minutes, Sanford discusses the landmark case's main issues, impacts of its outcome, and the history and current state of the ACA. She also shares resources for those who do not have health insurance through their employer to find available options: Washingtonians can go to wahealthplanfinder.org, and individuals in other states can visit healthcare.gov.