DOJ Busy Tossing Out Entire Affordable Care Act

News -- On Monday,  the news was all about Barr's four page summary of the Mueller Report  and the need to see the full report, Barr has been busy working to throw out the Affordable Care Act. 

USA Today:

Trump administration told a federal court late Monday that it would ask judges to toss out the entire Affordable Care Act, a decision that cast further uncertainty over the future of a federal law that has extended health insurance to millions of Americans.

Justice Department attorneys said in a letter filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans that a lower court's ruling the health law is unconstitutional "should be affirmed" and that the "United States is not urging that any portion of the district court's judgement be reversed."

A coalition of Republican-led states brought a lawsuit, Texas v United States, arguing the entire health law should be tossed out.

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New York Magazine

When Judge Reed C. O’Connor invalidated the law in Texas in December 2018, many legal experts anticipated that the ruling would be struck down. “This is insanity in print, and it will not stand up on appeal,” offered University of Michigan Law School professor Nicholas Bagley. But the decision for the Department of Justice to support the full repeal of ACA, better known as Obamacare, makes a significant departure from Jeff Sessions’s tenure as attorney general. Under Sessions, in June 2018, the Department of Justice announced it would not fully defend the ACA in court, arguing to cut the law’s coverage of preexisting conditions, while upholding the rest of the provision.

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