The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to speed up its review of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, rejecting requests by the U.S. House and a coalition of Democratic-led states that wanted the court to hear the dispute this term as the Trump administration and a host of Republican-led states move to dismantle the law.
The justices’ decision on timing makes it unlikely the high court will hear and issue a decision on the health insurance law before the November presidential election. The Trump administration’s Justice Department had argued that there was no rush to consider the law’s fate, a potentially politically divisive issue for the Republican Party and more broadly the 2020 election.
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