Legal Cases and State Legislative Actions Related to the ACA


Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, numerous federal and state actions have attempted to limit, alter or oppose the federal health law. Many legal cases have been brought challenging the ACA, and various state legislatures have also challenged parts or all of the ACA through legislation. Other states have acted to safeguard the ACA by codifying certain provisions into state law. This webpage provides an overview of major court cases challenging the ACA as well as state laws protecting or opposing the federal health law.

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