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Mitch McConnell passes health care replacement back to Donald Trump

Mitch McConnell passes health care replacement back to Donald Trump

The Texas ruling is being appealed by a coalition of Democratic-governed states, because the Trump administration declined to defend the law in the first place.

"The Association Health Plan rule opened healthcare options for dozens of associations representing thousands of small businesses and sole proprietors and provided them with access to the same type of care options offered by other employers", the spokesman continued.

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney claimed Sunday that if the Trump administration succeeds in striking down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act in court, millions of Americans who have health coverage because of the Obama-era health law will not lose their insurance.

Though former President Barack Obama's universal health care plan was passed into law, the concept made many Americans wary. "That's Trump's health insurance plan".

The department asked the court to affirm an earlier ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor in Texas that a 2017 change in federal tax law eliminating the penalty on uninsured people invalidated the ACA.

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The Hill reported a Senate GOP aide said President Donald Trump listing off names of Republican senators who are working to replace the Affordable Care Act was doubtful because they are not working on the issue. So this President's decision blind-sided some within the Republican Party.

A common thread in the various health care cases is that they involve lower-court rulings for now, and there's no telling how they may ultimately be decided.

That third Republican senator also told The Hill, "Sometimes, it's easy to write off the Affordable Care Act issues as political, and certainly, there's politics to it". The judge questioned whether the requirements were compatible with Medicaid's central goal of providing "medical assistance" to low-income people.

U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates last week struck down the administration's health plans for small business and sole proprietors, which allowed less generous benefits than required by the ACA.