A Dis­trict Court in Texas struck down the Afford­able Care Act as uncon­sti­tu­tion­al as soon as they dropped the penal­ty, say­ing that its elim­i­na­tion end­ed the tax jus­ti­fi­ca­tion cit­ed by the Supreme Court when they reviewed it.  A group of 17 states filed suit and said that the ACA should stay…but an appeals court vot­ed 2–1 against it.  And the con­tro­ver­sy continues.