On June 17, 2021, the United States Supreme Court effectively upheld the Affordable Care Act by ruling that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the case to court. This 7-2 vote was the third time the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
The ruling preserves the current provisions of the law, which was enacted by Congress in 2010. More information about the case and key arguments can be found in our prior blog post. The Court’s formal opinions are posted here.
Political opinions aside, we expect many employers and insurers to consider this good news; any changes to the Affordable Care Act would create additional administrative burden for an industry already focused on implementing recent legal changes that support pandemic recovery, as well as stabilizing increased costs.