Bay State Delegation Assails Trump Administration Bid To Upend Obamacare

Grant Boone
March 30, 2019

Sister Carol, who worked behind the scenes to craft the language of the ACA, which was passed in 2010 and took effect four years later, said the administration's support for the District Court's ruling is at the "expense of tens of millions of individuals' and families' lives and well-being" and would "detrimentally affect most Americans in our country".

The rule is "clearly an end-run around the ACA", said Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

This development shouldn't come as a huge surprise, however, as Donald Trump had celebrated the district court's ruling when it was handed down. We're on our agenda, ' she said.

Three months later the president is putting his administration's legal muscle where his mouth is. The case was a suit filed by 20 Republican-led states suing the federal government over the constitutionality of the health care law.

It may not work out that way. That echoes the sentiments of several legal experts across the ideological spectrum so said the Texas court ruling was based more in politics than legal precedent.

The US Supreme Court had previously upheld the penalty, which was created to avoid free-riding on the US healthcare system, as a constitutional exercise of the federal government's power to tax.

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Health insurance has been a rallying cry for Democrats who have launched presidential bids for 2020, though there are differences in what they propose. The court has upheld the law twice. Depending on the outcome, the Supreme Court could eventually step in and offer its final judgement - potentially stretching the legal proceedings years into the future.

DeWine also said Tuesday that he supports another part of the Affordable Care Act that allows parents to keep their children on their health-care policy until age 26 - though, unlike pre-existing conditions, he didn't make the same promise to keep that provision in OH if the federal law is overturned. The strategy paid off and Democrats won a broad 38-seat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Alex Azar were strongly opposed to the move to end Obamacare without a viable replacement plan.

"Just call the office and we'll follow back to you", McCarthy told reporters when asked about the Trump administration's concurrence Tuesday, reported The Hill.

President Trump is rekindling his fight against the Affordable Care Act.

Multiple congressional Republicans tell Fox News they are bothered by the timing of the Trump administration's intervention in the matter, which comes on the heels of a favorable outcome in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the House sustaining the president's veto of a bill to halt the national emergency for the border wall and a Senate vote that shined a spotlight on problems with the Green New Deal, championed by Rep.

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