Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani talks to Fox & Friends about the release of the Mueller report

The Justice Department is expected to elaborate on its position in a brief to the Appeals Court. It now says that a lower court was correct in finding that the entire law should be undone. When Jeff Sessions was attorney general, the administration argued only certain parts of the ACA, like protections for people with pre-existing conditions, should be struck down, but the rest of the law could stand, according to CNN.

The health law, signed by then-President Barack Obama, remains in place while the lawsuit continues.

The Justice Department said in a letter to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that they agree with a ruling from a Texas judge who declared that Obamacare should be struck down after Congress voted to eliminate the individual insurance mandate penalty.

Legal experts expect the case to be brought up in front of the Supreme Court, which will be the third time the high court will take up the issue of the ACA.

In Washington, a capital city consumed with the political storm over special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation report, Democrats are trying to show they also care about policy by falling back on an issue that worked well for them in last year's midterm elections.

US House to vote to override Donald Trump veto
Though the list was tentative, Democrats were asserting that GOP lawmakers were endangering local bases to pay for the wall. Trump is trying to shift from the Pentagon's accounts to go to wall-building along the southern border.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said the Justice Department decision "will prove far more detrimental" to the Republicans than any political "gains" they might enjoy from the end of Mueller's investigation.

Yet it's an issue Democrats have struggled to stay focused on after taking the House in January and effectively neutering the Republican threat to repeal the 2010 law.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, stressed that lawmakers "will not let the Trump administration rip health care away from millions of Americans".

Democrats made defending Obamacare a powerful messaging tool in the run-up to the November's elections, when opinion polls showed eight in 10 Americans wanted to defend its most popular benefits, including protections for insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. She said "one of the the the main things that keeps people up at night that they worry about is whether they're going to have access to affordable health care". The judge ruled that Congress' elimination of penalties for not buying health insurance rendered the law unconstitutional. This wouldn't fix the nation's health care system so much as return it to the pre-Obamacare status quo, which was broken in different ways.

Democrats were quick to criticize the move.

Amazon is testing video adverts for its Android and iOS apps
Amazon is already faring better on the digital advertising space by increasing its market share by 2% in one year. Earlier, only the product descriptions and consumer reviews were available for the users to make up their mind.

Jonathan Adler, a professor at Case Western Reserve School of Law, writing on Reason.com, said the latest DOJ position was "astounding".

The Justice Department's letter won't change anything yet for the law, also known as Obamacare.

A group of 17 mostly Democratic-led states including California and NY on Monday argued in court papers that the law was constitutional because the individual mandate is a "lawful choice between buying insurance or doing nothing".

Nearly immediately the decision was appealed by a group of pro-ACA attorneys general led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the case is now at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

MSU's Izzo doesn't apologize for yelling at Henry
Tom Izzo is coaching him for that game and that moment, but he's also coaching him (for) the next time in that moment. The Spartans are set to take part in the Big Ten Battle against Minnesota.

Related News:



Most liked

Parliament votes to take control of Brexit agenda
A series of options will be put to MPs, who will vote for or against each in the hope of finding one backed by a majority. If May does ignore parliament, MPs could order her to follow the Brexit plan they have chosen by passing new legislation.

Apple is Making a Credit Card for Some Reason
Your card's numbers are, of course, still available: you'll just have to look them up in the Wallet app on your iPhone. Apple announced a credit card on Monday, backed by Goldman Sachs' banking engine and the MasterCard payment network.

Barr: Evidence Mueller Found Not 'Sufficient' To Charge Trump With Obstruction
But Trump and the White House welcomed the report as a "complete exoneration" nonetheless. A senior Justice Department official says Mueller was not consulted about the letter.

Bears host Packers to open 2019 National Football League season on Thursday, Sept. 5
But according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network , the New England Patriots will host the Sunday Night Football game instead. Green Bay lead the series 97-95-6 in the regular season, with the clubs splitting two postseason meetings.

Mel B revealed she had a 'fling' with another Spice Girl
Last year, the Spice Girls announced their 2019 reunion tour in the United Kingdom without founding member, Victoria Beckham . However, the revelation will not put the Spice Girls upcoming tour at risk as Geri , 46, doesn't want to disappoint fans.

Israeli Ambassador: Trump Will Formalize Golan Decision Monday
The Jewish state officially annexed the Golan in 1981 and has maintained a buffer zone with Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Netanyahu also mentioned the Iranian threat and their attempts to establish themselves along Israel's northern border.

Suspect arrested in brutal attack on elderly woman on NY subway train
As the 78-year-old woman attempts to defend herself from the man's attack, those with her on the train did not intervene. NY police arrested a man suspected in a heinous attack on a 78-year-old woman on a subway in the Bronx.

Is an all-you-can-eat magazine subscription
As we are getting closer to the event, Apple video streaming service is looking to be less interesting than previously rumored. Even producers of Apple's shows are unsure about numerous details about when and how audiences will be able to see their work.

Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp
He looks every inch an England worldwide in training and I wouldn't hesitate to start him in any of the games. It is down to us as players to use that experience we have had and to manage expectations.

Viking Sky is Evacuating 1300 People Via Helicopter After Engine Problems
Built in 2017, the Viking Sky is 227 metres long (745 feet) and 29 metres wide, according to the Viking Ocean Cruises website . Norwegian authorities said late Saturday that the evacuation of the Viking Sky would proceed all through the night into Sunday.

Christchurch to Hold Remembrance Service for Shooting Victims on 29 March - PM
"In the week since the unprecedented terror attack there has been an outpouring of grief and love in our country", Ardern said . Many people responded to the tweet , with one person saying: "Our PM reflects the hearts of the New Zealand people".

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
Speaking to reporters Wednesday on the White House's South Lawn, Trump said , "Let it come out". Nadler said his panel must look at "a much broader question" than Mueller has.

U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan
Fraught negotiations continue between the USA and Taliban delegates, and some 14,000 US troops remain in the country. The latest talks wrapped up this month with both sides citing progress, but no agreement to end the 17-year war.

Trump drops new N.Korea sanctions because he 'likes' Kim
Also, New Zealand held a day of remembrance for the 50 people who were shot to death at two mosques last Friday. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., tweeted that Trump "is being played by Kim Jong Un ".

Priest stabbed during mass at Canada’s biggest church
She said that security agents intervened rapidly during the attack and prevented it from "degenerating". Church spokeswoman Celine Barbeau said Grou was conscious when he was rushed from the scene.