(CNN)In the midst of a global pandemic with the presidential election just months away, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, the... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare

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16 days ago - Friday 6/26/20 - 2:53:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
(CNN)In the midst of a global pandemic with the presidential election just months away, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law that enabled millions of Americans to get insurance coverage and that remains in effect despite the pending legal challenge.

In a late-night filing, Solicitor General Noel Francisco said that once the law's individual coverage mandate and two key provisions are invalidated, "the remainder of the ACA should not be allowed to remain in effect."

The justices will hear arguments in the case sometime next term, although it is unclear if they will occur before the November election.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/poli...
16 days ago - Friday 6/26/20 - 2:55:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
At issue is whether the law's individual mandate was rendered unconstitutional because Congress reduced the penalty for remaining uninsured to zero and, if so, whether that would bring down the entire law. A federal appeals court in December ruled that the mandate was unconstitutional but punted the decision on which, if any, of the law's provisions could be retained back to the district court - - which had previously found the entire law to be invalidated.
16 days ago - Friday 6/26/20 - 2:57:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
This seems unusually cruel even for Trump Admin. in the middle of a pandemic
16 days ago - Friday 6/26/20 - 4:23:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Shouldn't it be the effective repeal of the penalty which is deemed unconstitutional and not the ACA itself?
16 days ago - Friday 6/26/20 - 5:13:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 6/26/20 - 4:23:57 PM Spoonerism wrote:
Shouldn't it be the effective repeal of the penalty which is deemed unconstitutional and not the ACA itself?


Can they legally repeal only part of a law? I thought that was the big issue here- - one portion cannot be separated from the rest because it was passed as a whole.




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