NASHVILLE (WDEF) – A court ruling against the Affordable Care Act has thrown the Obama-era healthcare law into question.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III responded to the ruling on Monday.
He says it is too soon to pull the plug on Obama-care just yet.
“The ACA has been ruled constitutionally flawed in a federal district court decision which will be appealed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is important to point out the court did not issue an injunction. Therefore, nothing will change until the appeals are final.
The Court also said the individual mandate was essential to the ACA and the ACA cannot stand without it.
At the heart of this case is the Commerce Clause of our Constitution that, according to the court, prevents Congress from compelling Tennesseans to buy insurance, especially if they can’t afford it or don’t want it.
Ultimately, it is up to Congress to provide lawful solutions to healthcare coverage, not just debate or campaign on it.”