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Federal Judge Rules Individual Mandate Unconstitutional. Nothing Changes for Our Members.

Posted December 17, 2018

You may be aware that a federal judge in Texas ruled that the individual mandate was unconstitutional, and that the entire Affordable Care Act was invalid. For now, nothing changes; current and 2019 coverage remains in place for our members and employers. 

We expect this decision to be appealed, and for the litigation process to continue for a period of time. We are currently reviewing the decision and will keep you updated on any next steps. 

Meanwhile, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois continues to work with state and federal regulators and legislators to ensure a stable and affordable health insurance market that is accessible to all Americans regardless of health status.