AUSTIN—Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals declared that Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, agreeing with the argument put forth by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

“Today’s decision is a victory for the American people and respect for the Constitution,” said Robert Henneke, lead counsel for the individual plaintiffs and general counsel for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “The court’s opinion recognizes that Obamacare continues to injure millions of Americans like our clients who have lost their choice of doctor, suffered rationed care, and had their insurance costs skyrocket. This decision puts us one step closer to eventually freeing the American people from its unconstitutional mandates and regulations. We will continue to fight to protect the rights of families and individuals as the case continues to proceed through the courts.”

To read the opinion in full, please visit:

https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2019/12/18160834/ACA5thCircuitOpinion.pdf