(CNN) - A federal judge issued an order Sunday that the Affordable Care Act will remain in effect during appeal.
Texas District Judge Reed O’Connor said in his ruling "many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal."
It comes after the judge declared the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate unconstitutional earlier this month.
He ruled the individual coverage mandate of the law, popularly known as "Obamacare," was unconstitutional. And said therefore, the law cannot stand.
The invalidation of the law threw the future of health coverage for millions of Americans on the ACA exchanges and in Medicaid expansion into doubt.