This bill would prohibit the Supreme Court from citing specific cases related to the Affordable Care Act from being cited as precedent in all future cases after the legislation is enacted. The cases that would be barred from citation are National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, King v. Burwell, and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Congress has the authority under Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution to provide exceptions and regulations for the Supreme Court’s consideration of cases.
The cases involved played a significant role determining the legality of provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Nat’l Fed. of Ind. Business v. Sebellius upheld Congress’s power to enact most of Obamacare; King v. Burwell upheld state exchanges and premium tax credits to qualifying persons; while Burwell v. Hobby Lobby allowed closely held (i.e. not publicly traded) businesses to be exempt from a law’s mandates on religious grounds if there’s a less restrictive way of furthering the law’s interests.