Jump to content

Amid pandemic, Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare

Posted

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Expected that Justices will hear oral arguments as soon as October.

States partee to suit: Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi by and through Governor Phil Bryant, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia

ABC News

6/26/2020

Amid pandemic, Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare

Quote

In the midst of a pandemic and without an alternative health plan of its own, the Trump administration formally called on the U.S. Supreme Court to completely strike down the Affordable Care Act.

The administration makes the case in a legal brief filed Thursday in the case brought by 20 Republican-led states that want to completely invalidate the law.

The justices will hear oral arguments as soon as October, which is just weeks before the general election....

...The ACA has sharply reduced the number of uninsured Americans since 2010, covering 20 million more people than if the law had not taken effect, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.

An estimated 52 million Americans have preexisting health conditions that insurers could have denied coverage to under pre-ACA rules in most states, the foundation said....

https://abcnews.go.com/US/amid-pandemic-trump-administration-asks-supreme-court-overturn/story?id=71466593&cid=clicksource_4380645_2_heads_hero_live_hero_hed

Legal brief: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/19/19-840/146406/20200625205555069_19-840bsUnitedStates.pdf

Quote

QUESTIONS PRESENTED

1. Whether the plaintiffs have standing to challenge the application of certain provisions of the Patient Pro-tection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119.

2. Whether, as a result of the elimination of the monetary penalty for noncompliance with the ACA’s minimum-essential-coverage requirement, 26 U.S.C. 5000A(a), that requirement is no longer a valid exercise of Congress’s legislative authority.

3. Whether, if the minimum-essential-coverage requirement is now invalid, the remainder of the ACA’s provisions are inseverable from it.

Trump doesn't care if working class folks have access to good health care. 

Hannahbanana, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Physiology, CM consulting, nsg ED, LNC. Has 51 years experience.

No worries now. The current SCOTUS has already declined to reverse at least one lower court ruling in favor of maintaining the ACA. 
And there’s a new sheriff in town, TG.