WV MetroNews – Eighteen state attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed their opening briefs in the legal challenge to former President Barack Obama’s health care law with the U.S. Supreme Court. Read full article here.
The briefs filed Thursday argue the law is no longer constitutional because Congress zeroed out the individual mandate penalty for not purchasing health insurance almost three years ago.
“In 2017, Congress amended section 5000A to set the tax penalty for violating the mandate to zero. That change made it impossible to fairly interpret section 5000A as a tax,” the attorneys general argue.
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