In a ruling, that is likely to be challenged and was immediately opposed by the Democrats, District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that the individual mandate of Affordable Care Act requiring people to have health insurance "can no longer be sustained as an exercise of Congress's tax power".
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.
Trump lost no time in tweeting his delight at the court's ruling on a complaint brought by several Republican attorneys general and two Republican governors.
"The lawsuit had to do with whether when Congress a year ago repealed or eliminated the penalty for not having insurance - it was a tax penalty for people who didn't have insurance - whether that meant the rest of the law didn't apply anymore".
The five justices who upheld the health law in 2012 in the first major case - Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four liberals - are all still serving. These include banning insurers from denying people policies or charging them more based on their medical histories, as well as limiting coverage of the treatment they need.
The Supreme Court originally upheld ObamaCare on the principle that the mandate was somehow a tax.
Since the suit was filed in January, many health-law specialists have viewed its logic as weak but nevertheless have regarded the case as the greatest looming legal threat to the 2010 law, which has been a GOP whipping post ever since and assailed repeatedly in the courts. Although Congress does not have the ability to require people to buy health insurance, or a vehicle, or a house, that particular provision was considered part of lawmakers' taxing authority.
One America's Kara McKinney has more on the recent ruling. Pelosi called the ruling "absurd" and said it would be appealed.
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"Once again, the president calls on Congress to replace Obamacare and act to protect people with pre-existing conditions and provide Americans with quality affordable health care".
"As the individual mandate was an essential element of the ACA, the whole of Obamacare was therefore unconstitutional", O'Connor said.
"Once the heart of the ACA - the individual mandate - is declared unconstitutional, the remainder of the ACA must also fall", the lawsuit said.
In October, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar - who supported the lawsuit - spoke to ABC News about the administration's "plan B" to protect people with pre-existing conditions if the courts shut down Obamacare.
Because the administration would not defend the law, California, joined by 16 other Democratic states, stepped in.
The Texas ruling "is an assault on 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions" and on all who rely on Obamacare coverage, Becerra said in a statement.
"Today's decision by a district court judge - backed by President Trump - is politics at its worst and threatens access to care for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions", Durbin said.
Expect to see quarterback Case Keenum get running backs Devontae Booker and Phillip Lindsay involved in the passing game as well. Keenum and company will have to make quick work to have their game plan ready when they face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Rapid substitute Dejan Ljubicic slotted past Allan McGregor to ensure the Austrians progressed from Group G alongside Villarreal. He added: "We have certainly been tested". "To not have Candeias and Kent available, it affects the group".
He got the Heisman nod over fellow quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa of the University of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State. The Heisman Trophy , awarded to the top College Football player each season, was presented to Murray on Saturday.
Rahane then joined Kohli in the middle, and initially he faced some issues getting used to the pace and bounce off the pitch. For India , Ishant was the pick of the bowlers, claiming four wickets while Bumrah, Umesh and Hanuma each claimed two.
Meanwhile, Machine Gun Kelly announced on his platform that he was on a plane, on his way to Pete's to make sure he was Okay. Just remember I told you so", he concluded. "I'm loving the new music I've been working on", he said.
At a later press conference , Mr Juncker described Mrs May as a "good friend" who he admired as a "woman of courage". He added: 'We don't want the United Kingdom to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear.
The president has denied ever asking Cohen to make illegal payments. "I did not do it to embarrass the president", Cohen said. Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of NY recently implicated Trump in the deals, without charging the president.
Jon Heyman of FanCred reported the agreement would be for two-years worth $34 million and a vesting option for a third-year. The deal would keep Happ in NY after the Yankees acquired him from the Toronto Blue Jays at last year's trade deadline.
The tariff suspension will benefit United States carmakers like Tesla and Ford which have seen China sales tumble. The tariff cuts come after a December 1 meeting in Buenos Aires between U.S.
Toyota Supra front end leaked in a spy photo
Not only that but the rumors of the two brands' partnership have been swirling for years now, becoming the stuff of lore. We already have a fair idea of how the new Supra will look, though, thanks to prototypes and disguised concept models.
Michelle Obama adds Cleveland stop to book tour
Before she arrives in Phoenix, Obama will have made back-to-back weekend appearances in Tacoma, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. According to Crown Publishing, sales of the book, published four weeks ago, have now topped as high as 3 million.
Woman smacking subway passenger with umbrella, keys
He later added that he'd completed a citizen's arrest on Luschinskaya, successfully detaining her until the police arrived. Lushchinskaya makes a few more attempts to hit the 2nd woman and then makes a phone call, apparently dialing 911.
Tampon recall in Canada and U.S.
This comes after some consumers have had to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces that were left in their body. Any time a foreign object is left in the vagina, there's risk of infection and potentially toxic shock syndrome .
Strictly Come Dancing voting
She said: "Ashley is full of resilience but let me tell you, this has been a year that has put that to the test". While another wrote: "It's going to be sad not watching the two of you knock it out of the park each Saturday".
Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS
US President Donald Trump this week predicted the jihadist group would be fully defeated within a month. "However, the [U.S. According to Rahman, more than 320 civilians were also killed, many of them in air strikes by the US-led coalition .
Losses, and even wins, show Lakers have more work to do
There wasn't an altercation this time around in a game where Rondo sat out as he recovers from surgery to fix a broken right hand. The 50-point triple-double was the fourth his career, setting an National Basketball Association record.
Laurent Koscielny Recovered In Good Time - Unai Emery
Emery said: "First we need to have the mix in the first 11 with young players and players with experience". Unai Emery has a plan to address his centre-back shortage when Arsenal travel to Southampton on Sunday.