Will the Affordable Care Act Survive California v. Texas?




November 12, 2020 1:00PM–2:00PM

On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court will consider for a second time in eight years whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional. However, California v. Texas is about far more than a single provision: the Court is also being asked to decide whether to strike down the entire law.

Will the Justices find any basis to uphold the individual mandate? If the mandate falls, will the Court tear down the rest of the law, or will they apply the “severability” doctrine to save parts of the statute (and if so, which parts)? And if the ACA does fall — in whole or in part — what will be the complex and far-reaching consequences for the nation’s healthcare system and the millions of individuals whom the ACA affects?

In this timely webinar - Will the Affordable Care Act Survive California v. Texas?: Understanding the Possible Outcomes and Unpacking the Supreme Court Oral Arguments - immediately after the November 10 oral arguments, Foley Hoag attorneys Tad Heuer and Ross Margulies dissect the Court's discussion and explore possible outcomes.

Discussion Topics:

  • The key issues in California v. Texas, including severability
  • What the November 10 oral arguments suggest about possible outcomes
  • How various outcomes could impact our nation’s healthcare system, including impacts on patients, healthcare payers, providers, and biopharmaceutical manufacturers