Texas, act­ing as lead for a 20 state coali­tion, has sued the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to end the Afford­able Care Act (Oba­macare) say­ing the law is no longer con­sti­tu­tion­al since Con­gress essen­tial­ly gut­ted a key pro­vi­sion – the indi­vid­ual man­date – by say­ing there would no longer be a penal­ty for fail­ure to com­ply. A region­al judge is now con­sid­er­ing whether to let the law stand, block in part or entire­ly or ask for more argu­ments. A deci­sion is expect­ed by year end.