Democratic states enchantment ruling that will kill Obamacare

Democratic states enchantment ruling that will kill Obamacare

"Our goal is simple: to stand up for the law of the land - the Affordable Care Act - in order to keep healthcare affordable and accessible for millions of Americans", Becerra said.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today, january 3, joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in filing a notice of appeal in Texas v. USA to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the health care of millions of Americans.

The Democrat-controlled House will vote next week on whether to intervene in a GOP-led lawsuit against Obamacare in an attempt to protect the Obama-era health care legislation from a Texas federal judge's ruling that it is unconstitutional.

The appeal comes almost three weeks after O'Connor issued a decision concluding that all of the ACA is invalid because of a recent change in tax law.

On December 18, the attorneys general filed an expedited motion to ensure that the ACA continues to be enforced nationwide and allow an immediate appeal.

A statement from the office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called O'Connor's ruling an "unfortunate decision that could wreak havoc on the entire American healthcare system and risk lives in every state".

Almost 12 million Americans who received coverage through the ACA's Medicaid expansion.

On Dec. 30, 2018, the district court granted Becerra's request to certify the judgement for appeal, and to stay the judgment pending that appeal.

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The lawsuit was originally considered a long shot, and many legal experts still believe it will be overturned by the 5th Circuit.

Some of the attorneys general who challenged the 2010 law in the Texas v. USA lawsuit or who joined Becerra in defending the law could change in the coming weeks as newly-elected officials take on their new roles.

The group of Democratic attorneys general emerged previous year as the main defenders of the law when the Trump administration, in an unusual move, announced that it would not defend the ACA against the lawsuit.

Nevada Attorney General-elect Aaron Ford is expected to join the California-led coalition with backing from the incoming Democratic governor, as The Nevada Independent reported. About 8.5 million people signed up for 2019 coverage on the federal exchange. President Donald Trump still disdains "Obamacare", but he failed to repeal it after promising a better plan in its place.

If the case were to reach the Supreme Court, the five justices who upheld the health law in its first major challenge continue to serve.

133 million Americans with preexisting health conditions.

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They see it as a way to put Republicans on record as supporting or opposing Obamacare's protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which factored into the midterm elections.

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