Democrats Vow Rapid Action After Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge

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Supporters of the law immediately said they would appeal.

"As our nation is in the midst of an opioid crisis, this coverage is especially needed", Evans said in a statement.

"The GOP spent all a year ago pretending to support people with pre-existing conditions while quietly trying to remove that support in the courts, " Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said in a tweet Saturday.

"Nearly a decade of constant and cynical assault on what was supposed to be a compromise bill has pushed the Democratic Party left on health care policy, and persuaded Democrats everywhere that trying to compromise or placate Republicans is foolish", wrote Klein. She says even the newest ACA insurance policies will go into effect until more legal action plays out in courts.

Americans with pre-existing conditions, before ACA, faced either high premiums or an inability to access health insurance at all.

"There's no excuse to shut down government on this issue or any other issue", she said, referencing a $2.5 billion provision this year and over the next 10 years "to fully fund border security".

O'Connor concluded that striking down the individual mandate would necessitate throwing out the rest of the law.

Texas and an alliance of 19 states argued to the judge that they've been harmed by an increase in the number of people on state-supported insurance rolls. "Today's misguided ruling will not deter us: Our coalition will continue to fight in court for the health and wellbeing of all Americans", said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is leading a coalition of states defending the overhaul.

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He also ruled out implementing a low tax in order to satisfy the judge's ruling, saying the imposition of a levy was "always a stretch". "This whole thing is bonkers".

"As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster!"

Schumer, the Senate minority leader, said Sunday that he is going to renew an effort to force a vote on getting the chamber to go to court in defense of the health care law. For the 2018 coverage year, 8.8 million people signed up for a plan on Healthcare.gov.

As cited by the judge, the Supreme Court previously ruled that the individual mandate of the ACA, while not permissible under the Interstate Commerce Clause, was constitutionally permissible under Congress's tax power because it required a "shared-responsibility payment".

In his ruling, O'Connor reasoned that the body of the law could not be surgically separated from its now-meaningless requirement for people to have health insurance.

Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she believes the judge's ruling is too sweeping and expects it to be overturned, but the republican added the decision would not effect those now enrolled, and added the individual mandate is the real issue, and faces widespread opposition. In addition, not one Democratic senator offered an amendment to strike the repeal of the individual mandate, although they had the opportunity to do so. Those include parts of the law on adding calorie counts on restaurant menus and speeding to market cheaper versions of costly biotechnology drugs.

President Barack Obama is applauded after signing the Affordable Care Act into law in the East Room of the White House on March 23, 2010. Frosh sued then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the federal departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.

The reason the judge, Reed O'Connor, gets these cases isn't a mystery: Texas and its allied states know the game and shop these lawsuits right into Judge O'Connor's courtroom. United States, was filed in February.

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