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There would be enormous consequences were the court to throw out the ACA, which has survived twice in the high court. But the court’s makeup is very different now than on those past occasions.
The new term, which begins Monday, will see eight justices, not the usual nine. And because of COVID-19, once again the justices will gather by telephone hookup to hear the arguments.
The opinion upheld a Trump administration rule that significantly cut back on the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers provide free birth control coverage under almost all health care plans.
The president still promises “a great health care package” — but not until after the next election. His comments come after a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Ohio’s Republican attorney general is asking a federal court not to strike down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. He’s filed a brief in a lawsuit over the ACA, or Obamacare, after the Trump administration asked for the entire law to be thrown out. AG Dave Yost said he agrees with a December ruling from… Read More
President Trump’s administration wants the federal courts to do what Congress didn’t – overturn all parts of the Affordable Care Act. But Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohioans with pre-existing conditions don’t need to worry. A federal court decision in December ruled Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act invalid, a move Trump supports. If that sticks,… Read More
A letter from the Department of Justice announced the shift, in support of a district court judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The case will likely end up in the Supreme Court.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by several cities for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. The Daily Record reports that the defendants argued in a motion filed Monday that the dispute is a political disagreement outside federal court’s jurisdiction. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore… Read More