What Happens if SCOTUS Overturns ACA, Besides Coverage Loss?

Published by Kelsey Waddill for healthpayerintelligence.com

 – With the Supreme Court preparing to make its final ruling on the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality on November 10, researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute have published a list of potential impacts of an Affordable Care Act overturn, going beyond the initial coverage losses.

“If the ACA is overturned, the consequences will be devastating for millions of Americans,” the brief began. “Some of the most popular ACA provisions, including protections for people with preexisting conditions and the extension of dependent coverage to young adults up to age 26, would be eliminated.”

The first implication that may come to mind would be the impacts on health insurance status and the uninsured rate.