Supreme Court agrees to review ObamaCare challenge

In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a third major challenge to the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.

The justices are likely to hear arguments in the case in the fall, just before the November election.

The appeal was filed by 20 mostly Democratic states seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that the law’s insurance mandate is unconstitutional, threatening to undermine the whole law.

The White House had urged the Supreme Court not to step in yet, but Ken Paxton, the Republican attorney general of Texas, said without the mandate the rest of the law is “unsupportable.”

Democrats said the high court’s decision to review the case would focus attention on health care, including ObamaCare protections for people with preexisting conditions, through the election season.

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