Published: Mon, December 17, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Trump signals healthcare reform to overtake 'unconstitutional' Obamacare

Trump signals healthcare reform to overtake 'unconstitutional' Obamacare

Also at risk are provisions that affect the wider health insurance market, such as keeping adults on their parents' policies until age 26.

"You might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety", the former president said in a post on Facebook and on Twitter.

Trump celebrated the ruling.

In other words - the judge's own words - with the individual mandate unconstitutional, the remaining provisions of the ACA "are INSEVERABLE and therefore INVALID". "Great news for America!" The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the federal marketplace, said in a tweet that open enrollment will not be affected by the ruling.

Gasch said she's open to other ideas if it improves affordable healthcare. The Democrats only picked up the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections.

The president also suggested that Republicans and Democrats could work together on a better health care bill for Americans during a White House Christmas party for members of Congress on Saturday.

Republicans struggled with the issue in the campaign. This ruling is a threat because Walker's lawsuit would take away guaranteed health protections and raise costs for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. O'Connor said the tax bill passed by Congress last December effectively rendered the entire health law unconstitutional.

"A lot of good people are fighting to ensure that nothing about your care will change". "Opposing Obamacare has become reflexive GOP orthodoxy, but they just spent six months saying they'd protect pre-existing conditions".

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President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country", while a USA government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage. They claimed that when Congress previous year repealed the tax penalty for the so-called individual mandate, it eliminated the U.S. Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012.

The Senate could pass a nonbinding resolution expressing the body's support for why the decision ought to be overturned, or simply clarifying its intent when it repealed Obamacare's individual mandate.

The next step is the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the most conservative appellate court in the country. We'll be sitting down with the Democrats if the Supreme Court upholds. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal wing in ruling that the government could in fact mandate the purchase of health insurance - under its power to tax. That could make it a defining issue in Trump's re-election bid.

If the case reaches the Supreme Court, it would be the third time the high court considers a challenge to ACA provisions. Roy Blunt of Missouri, wasn't keen on lawmakers attempting to sway the higher court on how to handle the appeal. But, "O'Connor is so far off the reservation here that virtually any (appeals) panel will reverse him", Jost said.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper on Sunday.

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer condemned the "awful" ruling and vowed congressional action as soon as possible for an "intervention" in the case. O'Connor's ruling argued that the health-care law cannot stand on its own since Congress last December repealed the individual mandate, which imposed a tax penalty on consumers who went uninsured.

Schumer, on the other hand, joined his fellow Democrats Sunday in bashing O'Connor's ruling, calling it "an bad ruling" and calling on Congress to vote to intervene in the case on the side of Obamacare, alongside several Democratic attorneys general who will appeal the ruling. Your voices are needed again to stand up for affordable health care! "I mean I'm thinking about all the people with pre-existing conditions and how they must feel right now".

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