Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed an opening brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of its clients, the individual plaintiffs, in California v. Texas.

“The Court should affirm the Fifth Circuit’s judgment that the individual mandate violates the Commerce Clause and affirm the District Court’s judgment that the individual mandate is not severable from the ACA,” said TPPF’s General Counsel Robert Henneke. “Healthcare remains a critical national issue. But the ACA already isn’t working. Striking just the mandate will only make it worse. Rather than leaving the country and its citizens to make do with a patchwork of what Congress originally enacted, the Court should hold the mandate inseverable. Nothing would spur Congress more quickly to restart the important work of fixing America’s still-broken healthcare system—this time following the Constitution while doing so.”

To read the brief in full, please visit:

https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2020/06/25145311/CA-v-TX-Brief-for-Hurley-and-Nantz.pdf