Breaking historical precedent, the White House told the DOJ (Department of Justice) not to defend the ACA (Affordable Care Act)and to support a total collapse of the bill. That would leave millions without health care. Indivisible’s Ezra Levin, Jason Johnson and Bret Stephens join Lawrence O’Donnell, in the video “President Donald Trump’s New Attack On Obamacare May Boost Democrats, The Last Word, MSNBC“, below:
Almost 20 million Americans would lose their health insurance if the Trump administration succeeds in a court challenge that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act. During the Obama era, the Affordable Care Act has reduced the nation’s uninsured rate dramatically, extending coverage to low income families and guaranteeing people so they cannot be denied coverage based on previously existing medical conditions.
Justice Department attorneys said that a lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional and is now backing full invalidation of the Affordable Care Act. The spokeswoman for the Justice Department, Kerri Kupec, said in a statement, “The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s comprehensive opinion came to the correct conclusion and will support it on appeal.”
If the Justice Department’s position prevails, it would eliminate health care for millions of American people and cause disruption across the U.S. health care system. No-charge preventive services for American seniors on Medicare would be removed. Expansion of Medicaid in most states would be voided. A court victory would undo the accomplishment of Obama administration but leaving no substitute in place. It would have only repealed but not replaced the Affordable Care Act, paving victory for Democrats in 2020.
Back in 2017, John Oliver did a summary on Obamacare, with his particular flair, in the video “Obamacare: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)“, below:
Let’s get a better understanding of Affordable Care Act: In 2010 President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, (aka Obamacare), into law to give more Americans access to healthcare, but elements like the individual mandate have caused controversy. Republicans have tried to repeal the law numerous times, in the video “Here’s Why the Affordable Care Act Is So Controversial, History“, below:
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