"Was this a good week for the Trump administration?"
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney claimed Sunday that if the Trump administration succeeds in striking down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act in court, millions of Americans who have health coverage because of the Obama-era health law will not lose their insurance.
After years of running away from his implementation, as MA governor, of a health care overhaul that helped inspire Obamacare, freshman Sen. That ruling is now on appeal.
"Right now in the Texas court - probably ends up in the Supreme Court", Trump told reporters on Friday. So this President's decision blind-sided some within the Republican Party.
"Trump has an idea on health care". He said every replacement plan included protections for people with pre-existing conditions.More news: TMZ: Rapper Nipsey Hussle dead after being shot in Los Angeles
U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, ruled that when Congress repealed the ACA's fines for being uninsured, it knocked the constitutional foundation out from under the entire law.
Dr. Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo in NY. From ALReporter.com: An additional 942,000 non-elderly Alabamians have pre-existing conditions and could be denied coverage without the law's pre-existing conditions protections. All sides expect the case to go to the Supreme Court, which has twice before upheld the ACA.
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates blocked a rule that was finalized past year that allows small businesses and self-employed people to band together to purchase insurance known as association health plans. Bates said he agreed with states challenging the rule that the Department of Labor stretched the definition of the "employer".
That third Republican senator also told The Hill, "Sometimes, it's easy to write off the Affordable Care Act issues as political, and certainly, there's politics to it".