Picking up from our Part 1 of the series that rounded up the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, we are poised at the enter 2011. In this post, we are going to go from the events in January 2011 to the events till July to September 2012, a crucial period that saw full rolling of the Affordable Care Act. If you haven’t read the first part of the series, please click here. Well, let’s start with 2011!
The House votes to repeal Affordable Care Act with three democrats joining all 242 Republicans in voting 245 to 189 to repeal the ACA.
Twenty-six states are now joined in the Florida-led joint lawsuit challenging the ACA.
A Florida judge, Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, rules that elements of the ACA are unconstitutional – honing in on the individual mandate and thus stating that the entire act must be declared void.
Four states are granted waivers to implement ACA, which allow health insurances companies to offer less generous plans than those required under the ACA. .
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rules the individual mandate of the ACA is unconstitutional. Judge Frank Hall, is the first judge appointed by a Democrat, nominated by President Bill Clinton, to vote against the individual mandate.
Health insurers are required to go public with rate increases of 10 percent or more.
The Obama administration appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court to support the individual mandate while the Florida-led group of 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business appeal to the Supreme Court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act.
By a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rules that the ACA is constitutional.
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear appeals to the ACA, taking oral arguments in March 2012 and delivering a ruling by June 2012.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears three days of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. .
The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upholds the major provisions of the Affordable Care Art – affirming the constitutionality of the individual mandate.