Almost a decade after passage of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), litigation continues to shape the law and its impact on employers and employees. One of the most important cases to date – Texas v. U.S. – challenges whether the law is unconstitutional.
On December 18, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Fifth Circuit”) released its highly anticipated decision in the Texas v. U.S. case. Rather than answering all of the fundamental underlying legal questions, however, the Fifth Circuit sent the case back to the lower court for further analysis.
This article contains information on the background of the case, the Fifth Circuit’s decision, and the anticipated next steps.