“Substantial implementation” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) will continue even as most of the federal government is shutdown, the Congressional Research Service explained in a new report.
“A lapse in [government] funding does not automatically result in the suspension of applicable laws, including the filing and payment deadlines applicable to taxes created by the ACA…. Because a funding lapse is the result of legislative inaction, a government shutdown could not have the effect of either explicitly or implicitly repealing the underlying law,” the CRS report said.
Other new and newly updated CRS reports obtained by Secrecy News include the following.
In Brief: The September 2013 Terrorist Attack in Kenya, September 27, 2013
Farm-to-Food Price Dynamics, September 27, 2013