Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare

Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare

The Trump Administration Now Wants All of Obamacare Struck Down

"I think the Affordable Care Act litigation has been resolved in King v. Burwell", Yost said.

The U.S. Department of Justice told a federal appeals court Monday evening that it agrees with a federal judge who struck down the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional.

The Justice Department stated its new position in a one-paragraph filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, where an appeal is pending on a district judge's ruling that the ACA is unconstitutional.

The 2010 healthcare law, seen as the signature domestic achievement of Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, has been a flashpoint of American politics since its passage, with Republicans, including Trump, repeatedly attempting to overturn it. When Jeff Sessions was attorney general, the administration argued only certain parts of the ACA, like protections for people with pre-existing conditions, should be struck down, but the rest of the law could stand, according to CNN.

The House Democrats' legislation is being introduced by three major committee leaders: Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Va.

In addition to the law's best-known aspects - the exchanges and the federal requirement to buy health insurance - the ACA touches every part of the health care system, from how Medicare pays doctors, to the Medicaid expansion that has covered millions of low-income people, to whether restaurants have to post nutrition information.


The Trump administration is reversing course on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), seeking to strike down the health care law in its entirety.

And if Democratic presidential candidates don't get too loud and contentious about their differences over how to achieve universal coverage, that's probably the where the battle lines will stay. The law remains in place while the case proceeds.

The president's party also handed its opponents the issue that, more than any other, won the House back for the Democrats in last year's midterm elections.

Finally, the filing is further evidence that Republicans have no meaningful, widely shared health care vision of their own: The Trump administration is now saying it supports the legal equivalent of repeal without replace. Trump had said he would not cut that aspect when campaigning for the White House, although his 2020 budget proposal slashed the program's funding.

"Not now. Not ever", she said, calling health care "a basic human right".

Neither Medicare for all nor Democrats' latest health care package have chances of passing the Republican-controlled Senate.


In December, O'Connor ruled that after Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax bill passed by Congress previous year that eliminated the penalties, the individual mandate could no longer be considered constitutional.

"On the very first day that the Democratic Majority held the gavel, the House of Representatives voted to intervene against Republicans' monstrous health care lawsuit to defend people with pre-existing conditions and the health care of all Americans", Pelosi said in a statement. A federal judge in Texas ruled in December that Obamacare is is unconstitutional because of the change in federal tax law passed by Republicans in Congress in 2017.

The U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the law's individual mandate in 2012 under Congress' taxing power.

If successful, this effort could cause almost 20 million Americans to lose their coverage and tax credits.

About 11.8 million consumers nationwide enrolled in 2018 Obamacare exchange plans, according to the US government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


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