A Texas federal judge dealt a serious blow to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) late Friday afternoon, ruling that the tax reform law passed by Congress in late 2017 rendered the healthcare law unconstitutional. After Trump ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the health law, a coalition of ACA-supporting states took up the defense.
Democrats see the law as a signature achievement of former president Barack Obama, while Republicans dismiss it as governmental overreach.
Defenders of the ACA plan to appeal the ruling. Those gains have translated to better health and productivity for hard-working people who once could not afford the high cost of coverage. "Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions".
Obamacare expanded by millions the number of Americans with medical insurance.
Republican state officials, led by the attorney general of Texas, filed a lawsuit past year arguing that getting rid of the penalty rendered the mandate unconstitutional.
"Nearly a decade of constant and cynical assault on what was supposed to be a compromise bill has pushed the Democratic Party left on health care policy, and persuaded Democrats everywhere that trying to compromise or placate Republicans is foolish", wrote Klein.
We strongly disagree with the ruling and urged the court not to accept the plaintiff's severability argument in an amicus brief filed earlier this year along with other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems.
A Friday statement from the White House on the ruling said that it expects the decision to be "appealed to the Supreme Court". "While we are disappointed in the recent Northern District of Texas court's ACA ruling, we recognize that this is a first step in what will be a lengthy appeals process", the company said in a Monday statement.
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"Wow, but not surprisingly, ObamaCare was just ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a highly respected judge in Texas". "Great news for America!"
In his 55-page opinion, O'Connor agreed, writing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and "can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress' tax power".
It is all but certain the case will become the third time the Supreme Court decides a constitutional question related to the ACA.
Luckily, the ruling doesn't go into effect immediately and it should be overturned before anyone loses their coverage.
Polls have regularly shown wide public support for the guarantee of health insurance coverage regardless of pre-existing health conditions, an issue Democrats successfully leveraged in last month's midterm elections to win control of the House of Representatives.
Though the Affordable Care Act is a political controversy, health provider shares have been affected as well.
The law's provisions are still in effect in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
"As a doctor, people say to me, 'What does this mean to me?' And for right now, very little", he continued. What's more, Republican efforts to repeal the ACA failed in the same Congress. She said the waivers Abbott referenced state could be used to could pay claims for these people but warned this program could end if Obamacare is struck down. Americans should have the ability to buy a health plan that meets their needs, rather than what Washington tells them.
The city of Afrin was captured in March this year from the YPG by Turkish armed forces and Syrian rebels backed by Ankara. In a phone call on Friday, Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed to have "more effective coordination" on Syria.
Notably, Attorney-General Avichai Mandeblit has declared the forced relocations a violation of both Israeli and global law. Palestinian militants in Gaza, including Hamas, have fought three wars with Israel since 2008.
She urged officers to clarify whether members of the public would be breaking the law if they used the money they picked up. Police who were called to the scene told people not to pick up the money, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.
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Thousands of Sikhs, whose family members were killed by rampaging mobs in November 1984, have welcomed this judgement. It said such cases "are indeed extraordinary and require a different approach to be adopted by the courts".
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