On Friday, December 14th a federal judge in our great state of Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act stating that its mandate is unconstitutional to require people to buy health insurance. This ruling was in regards to a lawsuit that was filed this year by Republican governors and state attorney generals. The penalty for not having coverage was eliminated and without it, the entire law has been ruled invalid.  However, this decision is thought to be on the road to appeal once it reaches the Supreme Court. As a result of the ruling on Friday, the U.S. health-care stocks went down as investors grappled with the fallout. This is a concern for many Americans with pre-existing health conditions. Three-quarters of Americans believe it is very important that the law continues to prohibit health insurers from denying coverage because of medical histories. Most Americans agree that it would not be fair for insurers to charge sick people more than healthy people. Our country has some important decisions to make, and at Martin Walker Law; we vow to stay up to date on all current issues regarding the health care and medical industry. If you or someone you know is in need of a free consultation call us today. (903) 526-1600