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

  1. 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....
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  3. by   herring_RN
    You can read the letter from Attorney General Sessions:
    https://www.justice.gov/file/1069806/download
  4. by   elkpark
    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.
  5. by   chare
    Mr. Trump wouldn't be the first president to defer enforcing an enacted statute, and I highly doubt that he will be the last.
  6. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from elkpark
    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!!!
  7. by   MunoRN
    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.
  8. by   elkpark
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    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.
  9. by   Lil Nel
    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.
  10. by   SC_RNDude
    The President's first job is to uphold the constitution. He believes the law is unconstitutional.
  11. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    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.
  12. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from Lil Nel
    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.
  13. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from elkpark
    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?
  14. by   Lil Nel
    Okay. I consumed the omelet, and my brain is starting to function.

    Just read the latest article in NY Times, so I am up to speed.

    This is definitely a case of Trump using the Justice department for political purposes.

    First, the uncertainty of the case, is going to throw insurance prices in turmoil, and the outcome and effects of case, won't be known until after the November election.

    Secondly, California and 15 other states have filed a brief in the case, defending ACA.

    Yep, that's why the right-wingers hate CA!

    Third, whatever the outcome in the TX case, the issue will go to the US Supreme Court once again.

    Fourth, yeah, I get the right-wing points to Obama and DOMA. But you know, the thread is about Trump, not Obama. Is the best defense you can mount, that Trump thinks law is unconstitutional?

    The fool didn't know that the Canadians didn't burn down the WH. Do you seriously think he understands the US Constitution?

    Trumpsters with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, etc., had better hope that the left can save them from themselves.

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