The Trump administration is going to court to fight to dismantle the Affordable Care Act entirely. In the wake of the Mueller report, impeachment backers appeared undeterred, stressing that Congress has more to investigate on issues beyond collusion, said Fox News.
The number of New Jerseyans who don't have health insurance would grow by 595,000 under President Donald Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study. Democrats seized on health care as a galvanizing issue in the 2018 midterms in their successful bid to take back the House of Representatives, and Democrats are eager to once again make the Republican position of striking down Obamacare a central issue in 2020.
President Trump's decision to kick off a renewed battle to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law stunned lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who will face the reckoning from voters if the administration's efforts to overturn the law succeed this time around. "We're coming up with plans", he said.
Some on the left had their hopes dashed after the Mueller Russia probe ended this weekend without new criminal indictments, but the party's top strategists - in the presidential campaigns and Congress - have always viewed bread-and-butter economic issues, including access to affordable medical treatment, as the key to their continued electoral success. The 41 percent who cited it preferred Democratic candidates over Republicans by a jarring margin of 75 to 23 percent.
"The Democrats may think there's something that will help them in the pursuit of trying to take out Trump". Just like we promised in the campaign. The elimination of Obamacare would send health insurance premiums soaring and revoke coverage for tens of millions of people, he said. If the decision is upheld, it could significantly disrupt the United States health care system.
"The Department of Justice has determined that the district court's judgment should be affirmed", the Monday night letter said. In 2017, the then-Republican-controlled Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. In briefs filed with the appellate court, House lawyers said that if O'Connor's ruling were upheld "the consequences will be devastating".
"How can you be injured by a tax that doesn't exist?"
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the move a 'slap in the face to American families'.
The public can rest assured, though, that the Justice Department will likely be extremely vigilant in applying all the relevant exemptions it can to the Mueller report. It repealed the penalties for those violating the Individual Mandate, but left most of the law intact.
'I believe that the Mueller report has been done, ' said Democratic whip Rep. James C. Clyburn of SC.
The DOJ's new stance aligns with Texas and other conservative states that challenged the ACA.
The California Republican's office didn't immediately return a request for comment.
"If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we will have a plan that is far better than Obamacare", Trump said.
This article was written by Sahil Kapur and Andrew Harris, a reporter for The Washington Post.