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Democrats press Barr over Trump's war on Obamacare

Democrats press Barr over Trump's war on ObamacareAttorney General William Barr was pressed on the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act that, if it prevails, would cause millions of Americans to lose their health care coverage.



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New Trump attack on Obamacare leaves Dems wondering: Why now?

New Trump attack on Obamacare leaves Dems wondering: Why now?The unexpected filing in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where a challenge to the ACA is being heard, came in the middle of the administration’s victory lap over the conclusion of the special counsel's investigation.



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Trump Administration’s Move to Gut Obamacare Raises Risks for 2020

Trump Administration’s Move to Gut Obamacare Raises Risks for 2020The Justice Department shifted its stance, after arguing last year that some parts of the 2010 law — but not all of it — should be struck down in a case brought by the state of Texas. A federal district judge voided the law in a December ruling that is now under appeal. In a filing late Monday night, the Justice Department said that President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement should be wiped out.



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Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effect

Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effectJudge Reed O'Connor agreed to stay his decision because "many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty" while appeals played out.



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US judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard

US judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heardA US judge who ruled earlier this month that Obamacare is unconstitutional has said the health care law can stand while his decision is appealed. Opposition Democrats, who have seen the law survive previous legal and legislative attacks, view it as a signature achievement of former president Barack Obama. Republicans on the other hand dismiss it as governmental overreach and President Donald Trump made repealing the law a key part of his campaign platform.



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Judge Who Ruled Against Obamacare Halts Order Pending Appeal

Judge Who Ruled Against Obamacare Halts Order Pending Appeal“Because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal, the court finds that the Dec. 14, 2018, order declaring the individual mandate unconstitutional and inseverable should be stayed,” U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor said in a filing Sunday in federal court in Fort Worth. O’Connor had agreed with a coalition of Republican states led by Texas that the ACA, the signature health-care overhaul by President Barack Obama, needed to be eviscerated after Congress in 2017 zeroed out a key provision — the tax penalty for not complying with the requirement to buy insurance.



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Judge signals skepticism in Trump team's bid to block Obamacare suit

Judge signals skepticism in Trump team's bid to block Obamacare suitA U.S. judge signaled skepticism on Wednesday toward a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to block a lawsuit by the state of Maryland seeking to preserve the Obamacare law in a case that also challenges Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. At a hearing before U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander in Baltimore, Justice Department attorney Hashim Mooppan declined to disclose whether Whitaker is involved in deciding the future of the 2010 healthcare law, formally called the Affordable Care Act, after a judge in Texas last week found it unconstitutional.



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A Judge Ruled Obamacare is Unconstitutional, Here's How it Could Impact Your Health Insurance

A Judge Ruled Obamacare is Unconstitutional, Here's How it Could Impact Your Health InsuranceSigning up for the Affordable Care Act? Here’s how a federal judge ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional affected open enrollment for 2019.



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Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling

Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare RulingSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says Congress should hold a vote



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Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'President Trump hailed a court decision against Obamacare, while a government official said the decision would have no immediate impact on health coverage.



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