Although the nation recently broke the record with over 45,000 confirmed cases in one day, Trump's administration aims to remove Obama's law, that requires everyone to have health insurance.
"Now that the very expensive, unpopular and unfair Individual Mandate provision has been terminated by us, many States & the USA are asking the Supreme Court that Obamacare itself be terminated so that it can be replaced with a FAR BETTER AND MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE", Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "The individual mandate is no longer a valid exercise of Congress's legislative authority in light of Congress's elimination of the penalty for noncompliance". But the Trump administration is pushing to overturn Obamacare.
Close to half a million Americans just recently signed up for the Affordable Care Act after losing their jobs and their health insurance during the pandemic.
According to her, 130 millions of Americans with a medical history could lose the guarantees of the ACA and up to 23 millions of people risk being left without any insurance.
"Nothing the 2017 Congress did demonstrates it would have intended the rest of the ACA to continue to operate in the absence of these three integral provisions", Solicitor General Noel Francisco's brief states on behalf of the administration.
The lawsuit, once of President Donald Trump's original campaign promises, may add fuel to election efforts of both former Vice President Joe Biden and in swing states where healthcare is a high priority.
Priorities United states of america Motion, a main Democratic tremendous PAC supporting Biden, right away aired a tv ad in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI arguing that the President is "failing on overall health care", by highlighting each the affect of the pandemic and the administration's effort to nullify the ACA.
Experts say wiping out the ACA would have a dramatic impact on the health care coverage in the U.S. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, an estimated 52 million Americans have preexisting health conditions that insurers could have denied coverage to under rules in place before the ACA was instated in most states. "I will ALWAYS PROTECT PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS!"
"Politically, it's pretty dumb to be talking about how we need to repeal Obamacare in the middle of a pandemic", Republican strategist Joel White told The New York Times. Spokesman Judd Deere called the law a failure in a statement emailed to the Washington Post and said Americans "deserve for Congress to work on a bipartisan basis with the president to provide quality, affordable care". "Now is not the time to rip away our best tool to address very real and very deadly health disparities in our communities".