Published: Mon, December 17, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Ruling striking down health care law won't affect coverage for now

Ruling striking down health care law won't affect coverage for now

His comments came after a federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act on Friday, and after Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill appeared on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" to say the Texas ruling marks an opportunity for Congress to act.

The Texas-based judge said that the full Obamacare programme was unconstitutional because in last year's tax overhaul, Congress eliminated a penalty for people who failed to sign up for the programme if they did not already have their own health insurance.

"It's a great ruling for our country". "There are things to do, but we should be working to improve the Affordable Care Act, not just throw it out and set it on fire".

Trump praised the decision Saturday. The Democrats' House victories have taken repeal off the table for the next two years. The Senate will remain in Republican hands. "There is no impact to current coverage or coverage in a 2019 plan". The Affordable Care Act has survived eight years of Republican attacks.

By ignoring that Congress specifically declined to strike down the ACA in 2017 when it chose to alter only one portion of the bill, she said, the judge decreed that the 2010 Congress, which first passed the law, has more authority than the same legislative body in 2017. "But it is not the final word and we must do everything we can to stop this sabotage because if it succeeds, insurance companies will again be able to deny coverage or charge higher premiums for more than 2 million people in Wisconsin with a pre-existing condition".

They have instead focused their fire on the Trump administration's alleged collusion in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

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Still, Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to become House speaker in January, vowed to fight what she called an "absurd ruling". If the decision is upheld here it's likely headed to the Supreme Court; if it's reversed, some legal experts expect the Supreme Court to turn down the case.

"#Republicans' legal crusade against the #AffordableCareAct is a political stunt, but a unsafe one that puts health coverage and vital health protections for millions of Americans at risk", Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse tweeted Saturday.

About 11.8 million consumers nationwide enrolled in 2018 Obamacare exchange plans. 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.

Two days after the November 6 U.S. congressional elections, a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll found that healthcare was the top issue Americans wanted the U.S. Congress to address.

Most likely, the (for some) nightmare before Christmas case will not have immediate effect and will be appealed to the Supreme Court, making it the third case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA to reach the Supreme Court. He also reminded us that each of the nine Supreme Court justices in the 2012 case had agreed that the individual mandate was inseverable from at least some other ACA provisions (for example, the prohibition against pre-existing condition limitations).

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas issued the decision late Friday. He likened the debate over which provisions of the law should stand or fail to "watching a slow game of Jenga, each party poking at a different provision to see if the ACA falls". This will have to go through a circuit court process. The court's conservatives, however, disagreed, opposing the law due to their view that the ACA unconstitutionally compels citizens to purchase a product.

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