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Trump administration no longer will defend the Affordable Care Act in court

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The Trump administration declared that it no longer will defend the Affordable Care Act from a challenge filed by 20 states because it agrees that the law's individual mandate is unconstitutional and that key parts of the act - including the provisions protecting those with pre-existing conditions - are invalid....

Obamacare mandate unconstitutional Trump administration declares

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I saw some opinion pieces today pointing out that one of the president's constitutional obligations is seeing that federal laws are "faithfully executed" and this would appear to be a violation of that obligation.

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Mr. Trump wouldn't be the first president to defer enforcing an enacted statute, and I highly doubt that he will be the last.

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I saw some opinion pieces today pointing out that one of the president's constitutional obligations is seeing that federal laws are "faithfully executed" and this would appear to be a violation of that obligation.

ROFL!!!! Can't tell you why , as mentioning Obama's shortcomings is frowned upon here. So, ROFL!!!

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I'm not necessarily opposed to Trump's refusal to defend the ACA, a law which neither he nor republicans appear all that opposed to, since that will only serve to force the hand of Trump and Republicans to finally do what they've been promising to do for years.

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ROFL!!!! Can't tell you why , as mentioning Obama's shortcomings is frowned upon here. So, ROFL!!!

Again with the whataboutism. Who said anything about Obama? And, if you wish to bring him up, what's stopping you? Do you want to make some argument that declining to defend the ACA is not a failure to see that federal law is faithfully executed? Feel free.

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The other side must continually bring up Obama and Clinton because the know they can't defend a POS.

Notice that that they don't even try!

Yeah, read about this in NY Times.

Yep. There's DJT "making America great" by removing key parts of healthcare, such as being able to access health insurance, despite pre-exisisting conditions.

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The President's first job is to uphold the constitution. He believes the law is unconstitutional.

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The President's first job is to uphold the constitution. He believes the law is unconstitutional.

Didn't this issue go before the US Supreme Court?

Granted, I just woke up and my brain is fuzzy, but I thought it did.

Somebody refresh my memory.

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Didn't this issue go before the US Supreme Court?

Granted, I just woke up and my brain is fuzzy, but I thought it did.

Somebody refresh my memory.

Obviously my statement was made in the context of the current legal challenge.

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Again with the whataboutism. Who said anything about Obama? And, if you wish to bring him up, what's stopping you? Do you want to make some argument that declining to defend the ACA is not a failure to see that federal law is faithfully executed? Feel free.

Ok. Whatabout Obama and DOMA? Whatabout Obama and immigration law?

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