Article Written by: Serena Yee and Christie Daly Taken From: EBN
Last year the nation awaited the fate of the Affordable Care Act as the U.S. Supreme Court considered National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. Today, two lesser-known federal cases threaten to undermine not just the individual mandate but possibly the entire ACA structure for expanding health care coverage for all Americans.
The ACA requires the creation of a health insurance exchange in each state that will serve as a competitive marketplace where individuals and small businesses can purchase private health insurance. If a state refuses to establish an exchange then the federal government is taking over the implementation.