Oral arguments in the lawsuit before the Supreme Court are set for a week after Election Day. It will be one of the first cases heard by Trump appointed conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
The continued loss of health coverage under the Trump administration has eroded the gains made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which made insurance attainable for 20 million people.
A new poll found that an overwhelming majority (72%) of Americans say that it’s either the “most important or a very important thing” that the next coronavirus relief package includes major new steps on health care.
Experts and patient advocates say the coronavirus crisis reveals the urgent need to move away from an employer-based insurance system.
Under the ACA, people who experience “qualifying life events,” such as losing their jobs, can enroll in a health insurance plan on the individual markets.
The decision not to reopen the federal health insurance marketplace came down the same day the president announced a forecast of up to 240,000 deaths due to coronavirus.