Trump administration now says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down


Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, quickly denounced the letter in a statement on Monday night.

The ACA's popularity played a role in Democrats' success in the 2018 election, when they took back the House.

Earlier Tuesday, the president shared the same message on Twitter. And it would fix a longstanding affordability problem for some consumers, known as the "family glitch".

The legislation would provide money to help insurers pay the bills of their costliest patients, and restore advertising and outreach budgets slashed by President Donald Trump's administration, helping to stabilize health insurance markets.

If the House vote fails, the Senate won't attempt its own override and the veto will stand. Some Democrats hope bipartisan support on certain elements could make it into law.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reversed course and is now supporting a federal district judge's decision that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

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Previously the DOJ was focused on eliminating mandatory coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, but under Attorney General William Barr the federal government's position has now changed.

Republicans on the other hand dismiss it as governmental overreach and President Donald Trump made repealing the law a key part of his campaign platform.

"The Department of Justice has determined that the district court's judgment should be affirmed", lawyers for the Justice Department wrote in the letter.

After the Justice Department took that position, federal District Judge Reed O'Connor struck down the entire law and the case is now before a federal appeals court.

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.

Judge O'Connor's ruling rests on a legal analysis that the congressionally repealed fines for going uninsured are central to the law.

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

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, centre, looks on as Democrat Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump argue during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on December 11.

The Trump administration on Monday said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, in a dramatic reversal. States then argued that the entire basis for the health care act standing as constitutional is gone, meaning the entire law is unconstitutional.

In a tweet, Pelosi characterized it as "all out war on affordable, dependable health care".

The law remains in place while the case proceeds. John McCain of Arizona that saved the law. In addition, millions would lose their coverage.

When it comes to children specifically, the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute has estimated that the number of uninsured children in the United States dropped from 5.9 million in 2013, the year before numerous law's key provisions went into effect, to 3.9 million in 2017.

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Still, the number of new customers fell by more than 500,000. "Trump has wanted to get rid of the ACA, and I guess he sees an opportunity here". Democrats fear that unless younger, healthier people sign up, already-high premiums will grow exponentially.

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