Appeals court will not rehear ACA challenge

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A judge from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals called for a rehearing of the latest ACA challenge, but it was swiftly voted down 8-6 by the court, The Hill reports.

The case was sent to the Supreme Court after the 5th Circuit Court ruled the ACA's individual mandate to buy health insurance unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has not yet indicated if it will take up the case, but last week it denied a motion for expedited review. 

The lawsuit was filed by Republican-led states, which seek to invalidate the healthcare law via the individual mandate. The lawsuit alleges the mandate is unconstitutional and inseverable from the ACA. The 5th Circuit Court ruled the mandate unconstitutional in December, but did not issue a decision on the severability of the mandate, instead sending that back to a lower court for further review.

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