Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

White House, Congress point fingers over nonexistent health care plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks. Trump signed an official proclamation formally recognizing Israel's sovereig Loss of Obamacare would mean significant changes for many Americans: A.M. News Links
Anna Jefferson | 30 March, 2019, 22:26

"Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions".

"Republicans, and particularly this administration, have shown yet again that their protection for the sick, the elderly, the folks in need of health care - which by the way is going to every single American at some point in this country, every single one of us - is essentially hollow", Kennedy said.

"The administration will continue to fight for sole proprietors and small businesses so that they can have the freedom to band together to obtain more affordable, quality healthcare coverage", a Justice Department spokesman said.

"As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster!"

Mr Trump has been clear about the political strategy behind these legal attempts to dismantle Obamacare.

The lawsuit was filed by NY and 10 other states.

Most legal experts view the case for ruling the entire law unconstitutional as thin.

But Bates said that the rule authorizing such health plans was unlawful and must be set aside because it "does violence" to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the framework for employer-sponsored health plans covering tens of millions of Americans.

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U.S. House fails to override Trump veto in border wall dispute
A coalition of 16 states, led by California, sued the Trump administration last month in an effort to block the declaration. Trump's veto of a bipartisan congressional resolution rejecting his border emergency declaration is more than a milestone.

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.

Republican Senator Charles Grassley said, "We would have to act accordingly" if the Supreme Court dismantles Obamacare, but he noted there might not be any definitive court action until next year.

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.

Believing the healthcare issue can help them defeat Trump's re-election bid next year, House Democrats unveiled a new proposal on Tuesday that would expand the Affordable Care Act.

One of the first moves Democrats made after regaining control of the House was intervening in the Texas lawsuit to rebut the claim brought by a coalition of 20 Republican-led states.

On Wednesday, top administration officials and members of the Republican leadership aired their displeasure that President Donald Trump is bent on gutting Obamacare ahead of the 2020 election.

While this case won't be resolved anytime soon, the Trump administration's decision to advocate for the end of the current system gives 2020 candidates an opportunity to hammer Republicans for being against the improvements Obamacare made to the United States healthcare system without a way of ensuring that whatever comes next will be better.

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