Even while promising to protect popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act behind the scenes President Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work trying to kill ObamaCare. The Dept. of Justice is supporting a lawsuit brought by Republican governors and state attorneys general that has already received a ruling finding the individual mandate is unconstitutional. The DOJ then asked the court to declare the entire law – all of ObamaCare – unconstitutional.
Now that case is moving to the Supreme Court, but the Trump administration knows if it kills the now-popular health care law that bears his predecessor's name, they will lose the support of millions whose lives literally depend on it.
So on Friday the U.S. Dept. of Justice under Attorney General Bill Barr asked the Supreme Court to delay deciding if it will hear the case, so any subsequent ruling would be handed down after the November, 2020 election.
Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur breaks the news:
New development in the Obamacare lawsuit: Trump's DOJ asks the Supreme Court NOT to hear the case yet, saying that'… https://t.co/hcN8pShwLW— Sahil Kapur (@Sahil Kapur)1578687673.0
Word is just getting out.
Several Democratic lawmakers:
President Trump doesn’t want us to remember that his administration is still trying to eliminate the ACA’s protecti… https://t.co/FeZ9oiNDrN— James E. Clyburn (@James E. Clyburn)1578692033.0
Wow trump is trying to get the entire ACA invalidated and is now asking the Sup. Court to delay its decision until… https://t.co/rIntmsqOz7— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@Bill Pascrell, Jr.)1578689366.0
54 million Americans have pre-existing health conditions that would have made them uninsurable before the ACA. Pati… https://t.co/GDJgmE3dyz— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (@Congresswoman Chellie Pingree)1578689870.0