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Appeals Court Axes Mandate, But Punts Rest Of ACA To District Court, Fueling Uncertainty

By Amy Lotven, James Romoser  
December 18, 2019 at 11:51 PM
A federal appeals court created even more uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act when it agreed Wednesday that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional but punted back to a lower court to decide which other pieces of the law remain valid -- a highly anticipated ruling that led to more sparring between Democrats and Republicans who view the case through an election lens, opposition from health care stakeholders that benefit from the ACA, and predictions among legal...


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