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On the Northern District Court in Florida's Order of a Stay of the Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling

Today Judge Vinson of the Northern District Court in Florida ordered a stay of the court’s ruling  that would have halted implementation of the Affordable Care Act, pending the government’s appeal. Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement:
“We appreciate the court's recognition of the enormous disruption that would have resulted if implementation of the Affordable Care Act was abruptly halted.  We welcome the court's granting of a stay to allow the current programs and consumer protections, including tax credits to small business and millions of dollars in federal grants to help states with health care costs, to continue pending our appeal in the Eleventh Circuit.   “We strongly disagree with the district court’s underlying ruling in this case and continue to believe – as three federal courts have found – that this law is constitutional.  There is clear and well-established legal precedent that Congress acted within its constitutional authority in passing the Affordable Care Act and we are confident that we will ultimately prevail on appeal.”   
For more information on the department's defense of The Affordable Care Act, visit: justice.gov/healthcare
Updated April 7, 2017