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Will the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act?  

Demonstrators hold signs as Democratic leaders speak
Demonstrators hold signs as Democratic leaders speak with reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on June 26, 2018 in Washington. Democrats were calling on the Trump administration to change its policy regarding the preexisting conditions provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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Tuesday is a big day at the Supreme Court. A coalition of Republican state attorneys general, backed by the Trump administration, will argue that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional and should be dismantled. A coalition of Democratic state attorneys will defend the law.

It’s a complex legal case, and the court has several options when it comes to their final decision, which will come in 2021. Less complex is the toll any changes could have on the millions of Americans who depend on the ACA for their health care.

Tuesday morning, MPR New host Kerri Miller examined the consequences with legal and health scholars.


  • Seth Chandler is a law foundation professor at the University of Houston Law Center.

  • Swapna Reddy is a clinical assistant professor in the College of Health Solutions at ASU.

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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