Trump administration reverses course on ACA

Tracey Samuelson Mar 26, 2019
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) talks to reporters with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on July 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Trump administration reverses course on ACA

Tracey Samuelson Mar 26, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) talks to reporters with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on July 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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In a filing with a federal appeals court in New Orleans Monday, the Trump administration said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. It’s asking the court to affirm a December ruling by a Texas judge, who found that the repeal of financial penalties for not having insurance rendered the whole law unconstitutional. Previously, the administration had called for only parts of the law to go. The implications of a possible ACA strike-down are huge.

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