December 18, 2019
ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO DECISION IN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPEAL LAWSUIT
Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued the following statement after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Texas v. U.S., known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal lawsuit.
The ruling held one provision of the ACA, the individual mandate, unconstitutional. Today’s decision sends the repeal lawsuit back to the district court, with the remaining provisions of the ACA remaining in effect.
“As we review the court’s decision to determine how it will impact the people of Illinois, we will coordinate with our coalition partners to continue the fight to protect health care for the millions of people, including hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents, who rely on the Affordable Care Act for coverage,” Raoul said.
The 5th Circuit’s ruling imperils rights and protections that Americans gained under the Affordable Care Act, including: