Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Strike Down Obamacare


In a later statement, Biden also criticized the Trump administration for ending direct funding of some coronavirus testing sites.

If the Supreme Court approves Trump's request, an estimate of 20 million Americans will lose health insurance coverage and will forfeit protections for pre-existing conditions, NBC reported. "Congressional findings incorporated into the ACA's text clearly indicate that Congress would not have adopted the guaranteed-issue and community-rating provisions absent the individual mandate's requirement to purchase insurance", the Trump administration wrote. "The individual mandate is no longer a valid exercise of Congress's legislative authority in light of Congress's elimination of the penalty for noncompliance".

"The individual mandate is not severable from the rest of the act", the filing said.

The White Dwelling has typically sided with the group of Republican state lawyers typical, led by Texas, who are advocating to strike down the law, though a group of Democratic attorneys standard, led by California, and the Home of Reps are defending the legislation.

Earlier on Thursday, likely Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden expressed dismay at Trump's continued support for eliminating Obamacare.

Oddly, the Trump brief argues most forcefully against the insurance reforms created to protect people with preexisting conditions - the people Trump insists he cares about, despite Republicans' multiple efforts to expose them to higher costs. The Supreme Court will hear the Texas v. California case in the court's next term. "Some survivors will experience lasting health impacts like lung scarring and heart damage, and if Donald Trump prevails in court, insurers would be allowed to strip away coverage or jack up premiums simply due to their battle with the coronavirus", he said.

President Trump made overturning Obamacare a cornerstone pledge of his 2016 campaign, but in the more than three years he has been in office, Republicans have failed to come up with a replacement plan.

Experts say wiping out the ACA would have a dramatic impact on the health care coverage in the U.S. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, an estimated 52 million Americans have preexisting health conditions that insurers could have denied coverage to under rules in place before the ACA was instated in most states.

"There is no legal justification and no moral excuse for the Trump Administration's disastrous efforts to take away Americans' health care", she said.

"We can tell you that health care is the number one issue in swing districts all over the country, and that makes us feel pretty good from a political perspective - not only that it's the number one issue but that Republicans are on the losing end", she said.

"The ACA has been life-changing and now through this pandemic, we can all see the value in having greater access to quality health care at affordable prices", he said at an event with Biden on Wednesday.



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