Judge's Healthcare Ruling Was 'Great for Our Country' -Trump Says

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President Donald Trump has pledged to repeal and replace Obamacare since the early days of his administration.

Speaking at a congressional ball at the White House, Trump said: "If the Republicans and the Democrats get together we are going to end up with incredible health care, which is the way it should have been from day one, and it's going to happen".

Healthcare stocks were under pressure Monday morning after a federal judge ruled that Obamacare was unconstitutional.

"Lots of Republicans were running ads during the midterms saying they were the ones who were going to protect people's health care, and specifically protect people with pre-existing conditions", Kodjak says. That means the full Affordable Care Act is now unconstitutional (though the Act will remain in place pending appeal, likely all the way to the Supreme Court).

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who defended against the Republican lawsuit when the federal government chose not to, said in a statement that he chose to defend against the "far-fetched" lawsuit because he considered it a threat.

O'Connor's opinion that the entire ACA can no longer stand would disrupt health-insurance markets and countless other aspects of American health care: expanded Medicaid coverage, rules for employer health plans, and a long list of taxes and changes to Medicare payments, among other policies.

President Donald Trump ailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country", while a USA government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage. Thus, the only basis on which the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate's constitutionality in the 2012 case went up the chimney with the TCJA in 2017. Twenty Republican-leaning states brought the lawsuit in that court, asserting that the ACA was unconstitutional based on last year's tax overhaul.

The case was pursued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was joined by 20 Republican state attorneys general and governors. Health care ranked as the most important issue to Americans by a almost 2-to-1 margin, and those who cited it preferred Democrats to Republicans by a striking 52-point margin, according to House exit polls published by CNN.

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Supporters of the law said they would appeal. "Today's misguided ruling will not deter us: our coalition will continue to fight in court for the health and wellbeing of all Americans".

He said the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative wing has been skeptical in the past of striking down entire laws because of a single problematic provision, and at least a bare majority of five justices would likely agree that O'Connor was wrong.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh launched a counterattack September 13 to save Obamacare, seeking a judgment that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and a court order barring the USA from taking any action inconsistent with that conclusion.

The 55-page ruling late Friday from U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor found the law invalid on the basis of the political and legal history of a few key provisions.

The ruling throws a wrench into the plans of people who rely on Obamacare - or who have uncertain insurance coverage and a pre-existing condition. Frosh's case is State of Maryland v.

There are also concerns among Republicans that repealing Obamacare could prove to be politically harmful to the party, according to the Associated Press. United States, was filed in February.

That reversal, ordered by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, prompted the resignation of senior Justice Department lawyer Joel McElvain, a career employee who had worked on ACA litigation for years.

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