Texas Public Policy discusses lawsuit of the Affordable Care Act - FOX34 Lubbock

Texas Public Policy discusses lawsuit of the Affordable Care Act

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AUSTIN, Texas -

An attorney arguing to eliminate the Affordable Care Act told business leaders Tuesday he's confident the Supreme Court will strike down the entire law.

Rob Henneke is with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He's counsel in the California v. Texas suit arguing to eradicate Obamacare before the high court.

During a webinar with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, he said it comes down to justices deciding how much of the law is invalid

The Supreme Court has already held the individual mandate unconstitutional. That's the part of the law that required citizen's to have health insurance or face a penalty. Without that, Henneke argues the entire law falls apart.

"There's numerous instances where the ACA refers to the individual mandate as 'essential,' and if you look at the regulatory scheme and the intent of Congress when they adopted this law, the individual mandate is inextricably entwined with the entirety of the ACA and so it can't be separated," he said.

Arguments in this case are set for the fall, with a decision expected next summer.

Henneke went on to say if Joe Biden wins in November, there will likely be more "big government" solutions to health care, whereas if President Trump wins a second term, the administration will focus on getting control back to the states.

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