Appeals Court Seems Skeptical About Constitutionality of Obamacare Mandate


By Abby Goodnough

The New York Times, July 9, 2019

A panel of federal appeals court judges on Tuesday sounded likely to uphold a lower-court ruling that a central provision of the Affordable Care Act—the requirement that most people have health insurance—is unconstitutional. But it was harder to discern how the court might come down on a much bigger question: whether the rest of the sprawling health law must fall if the insurance mandate does. If the mandate is indeed unconstitutional, the next question is whether the rest of the Affordable Care Act can function without it. Click here to read more.