A big one, of course, is that Congress past year repealed what's called the mandate penalty, so if you don't have health insurance, you will no longer have to pay a tax penalty for not having it, although a lot of people actually don't even know that.
Ending the act would eliminate current protections for those with pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy, arthritis and diabetes. "Mitch and Nancy, get it done!"
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President Trump celebrated the decision, calling it "Great news for America!".
"Because rewriting the ACA without its "essential" feature is beyond the power of an Article III court, the court thus adheres to Congress' textually expressed intent and binding Supreme Court precedent to find the individual mandate is inseverable from the ACA's remaining provisions", O'Connor wrote.
The lawsuit, which was created to kill ObamaCare, is supported by President Trump. There is no reason to not sign up while the implications of the judge's ruling are tested.More news: Teen killed cheerleader over baby
However, until any appeals process is finished, the act will remain the law of the land, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
'Wow, but not surprisingly, ObamaCare was just ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a highly respected judge in Texas.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise boasted his chamber passed a law to replace Obamacare in May 2017, however, leaving the situation in chaos.
"If this very bad ruling is upheld in the higher courts, it will be a disaster for tens of millions of American families, especially for people with pre-existing conditions", said Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. They argued that the mandate remains constitutional and that the rest of the law, in any event, can stand without it.
US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said: "If this terrible ruling is upheld in the higher courts, itwill be a disaster for tens of millions of American families".
In February, Attorney General Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel led a 20-state coalition lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, explaining that Congress rendered all of Obamacare unconstitutional by doing away with the tax penalty in Obamacare's individual mandate when it enacted President Trump's tax overhaul. Meanwhile, a number of states are expected to move forward with Medicaid expansion after Democratic victories in the midterm elections.
"The ruling seems to be based on faulty legal reasoning and hopefully it will be overturned", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted. She said the House "will move swiftly to formally intervene in the appeals process to uphold the life-saving protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reject Republicans' effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act".