(Washington, D.C.) Today in a 2-1 decision, the three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the personal responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, but upheld the rest of the law. The decision narrowed the ruling of a lower court, which struck down the entire ACA as unconstitutional. It is in conflict with a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which upheld the ACA, including the personal responsibility provision.
The following is a statement by National Women’s Law Center Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger:
“Women and their families need this health care law to remain intact to prevent in