Supreme Court Dismisses ACA Challenge: Law Remains Intact

On June 17, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the latest challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), leaving the law intact. It was a 7-2 decision. This means that the Court will not hear the case. They stated in the opinion that “Plaintiffs do not have standing to challenge (the Act’s) minimum essential coverage provision because they have not shown a past or future injury fairly traceable to defendants’ conduct enforcing the specific statutory provision they attack as unconstitutional.”

This means that the ACA stands as-is, and employers do not need to make any changes at this time. It is, however, a good reminder for employers to review their plans for compliance with the Act. If you have questions, contact your provider, your broker, or give us a call.