Trump Administration filed a short thursday evening calling in the USA Supreme Court invalidate Affordable Care Act – which allows millions of Americans to get health insurance – just as the country broke the record for new COVID-19 cases in one day.
Solicitor General Noel Francisco briefly argued that since Congress invalidated the mandate of individual insurance coverage in 2017 – by lifting tax penalties for people without health insurance – “that way, the entire ACA must fall.”
The court should hear the arguments later this year, but a decision may not come earlier than 2021. threatens with health insurance more than 20 million The Americans.
Democrats were shocked. Speaker House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) He slammed the action to “disrupt” health protection in “dead nights” and “in the middle of a pandemic.”
In the dead of night, the Trump administration again appealed to the Supreme Court with a request to disrupt the remedies and benefits of the Affordable Care Act at the height of the coronavirus crisis. #ProtectOurCare https://t.co/IB0oglIMDV
– Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 26, 2020
“If President Trump succeeds, 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will lose the vital ACA protection, and 23 million Americans will completely lose their health insurance,” Pelosi said in a statement. “There is no legal justification and no moral justification for the catastrophic efforts of the Trump administration to rob Americans of healthcare.”
Thousands of other Americans have turned to the ACA for health insurance after losing their jobs in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is on the rise. Countrywide, 38,115 new infections have been reported by state health departments on Wednesday. The previous one-day record of 34,203 was set on April 25th.
A summary of the Trump administration has been filed in support of coalition challenge ACA Republican governors.
Trump reaffirmed his promise last month to abandon Obamacare even in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and despite warnings from aides about the anger of voters.
As new cases of COVID-19 broke records, and the death toll in the US was ticking to 125,000Trump tweeted on Thursday night about how good things are in the US.
Coronavirus mortality is declining. The mortality rate is one of the lowest in the world. Our economy is roaring back and will not be closed. Embers or flashes will be extinguished as necessary!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020
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