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Trump Administration asks SCOTUS to end Obamacare, Again

Trump Administration asks SCOTUS to end Obamacare, Again

In a filing submitted late Thursday evening, the Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court to end the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obamacare. 

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The request comes amid a surge of COVID-19 cases affecting a population that cannot afford to see a doctor.

Up to 27 million Americans have lost health coverage due to COVID-19 layoffs. According to government reports, roughly 487,000 Americans signed up with this year after losing workplace coverage (an increase of 46% compared to last year). This figure does not include sign-ups from states like New York and California that run their own marketplaces.

From personal experience, I know that using Obamacare to extend a basic healthcare package will cost upwards of $400 a month and will likely force you to change doctors. This happened to me after I had waited three months for a scheduled surgery with my former doctor. 

As expected, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the Supreme Court filing, describing Trump’s appeal as “an act of unfathomable cruelty” and “beyond stupid.”

“There is no legal justification and no moral excuse for the Trump Administration’s disastrous efforts to take away Americans’ healthcare,” said Pelosi, who is planning a floor vote next week on her own proposal to expand Obamacare.

Pelosi’s proposal seeks to boost federal subsides, limit monthly premiums to 8.5% of participants’ income, expand eligibility by reducing the income cap, and encourage more states to expand Medicaid by covering 100% of the cost for the first three years. In other words, the proposal puts more control over Americans’ healthcare in the hands of the government and increases the deficit.

With support from 18 GOP-led states, the Trump Administration’s case argues that the ACA’s requirement that all Americans buy insurance is no longer valid after Congress removed the penalty for non-compliance in 2017.

If the individual mandate is invalidated, then it naturally follows that the rest of the ACA must end, argues Solicitor General Noel Francisco: “The entire ACA thus must fall with the individual mandate, though the scope of relief entered in this case should be limited to provisions shown to injure the plaintiffs.”

President Trump has repeatedly promised that people with preexisting conditions will be covered if the ACA is overturned.

Author’s Note: If SCOTUS finally decides to end Obamacare, maybe it will allow lawmakers to focus on the real problems with our healthcare system: namely, the lack of transparency and lack of competition.

SCOTUS will hear the case sometime next term, potentially after the presidential election.

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  1. Mike

    We are all still waiting for the “very much improved” Republican/Trump version of health care. Despite being in the Oval Office for 3 1/2 years, and improved health care being one of Trumps campaign promises in 2016, all we have to date is blustering by the buffoon about how much better his plan is-and repeated attempts to remove the flawed system currently in place. If there was truly an improved system out there, Republicans would be trotting it out in an attempt to save themselves from defeat in November. Not happening. No plan. Just an attempt to further screw the American public by getting rid of the health care that is available to them.

  2. Jeanette Kelley


    You are so ill informed and have been brainwashed by the
    Leftest/Propaganda Media! Millions, upon Millions of Americans can’t afford Health Insurance anymore, because
    we have to pay for Illegals/slugs of society that want everyone
    thing for free off of HARD WORKING AMERICANS!

    Republicans are cowards, and can’t fight for anyone or
    anything! It would do No good to even try and put a
    free Market System back bill out there, as the DEMONCRATS
    are in control of the house (Controls the Money) and will
    never work with any Republican to back a bill like that.


    I have been told before you can’t argue with Stupid!

    How right that statement is!

    We are doomed as a country, as the DEEP/STATE is
    alive and well. They will stop at nothing to get rid of
    our All American President Trump!

    God Help us all!