City of Chicago v. Azar et al.

Docket No.
District Court
District of Columbia


  • Invalidate all or part of a federal regulation
  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation

Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiff alleges that the refusal by the Trump Administration to establish a special enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic violates the Administrative Procedure Act. With most states relying on the enrollment platform, federal decisions related to access to Marketplace plans outside of the annual open enrollment period have important ramifications for public health and emergency response infrastructure.

Potential Impact:

The inability to enroll in Marketplace coverage during a pandemic can expose consumers to substantial financial risk and strain local public health resources.