It looks like they might actually be able to do it this time.
Courtesy of CNN:
The Trump administration on Monday said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, in a dramatic reversal.
In a filing with a federal appeals court, the Justice Department said it agreed with the ruling of a federal judge in Texas that invalidated the Obama-era health care law.
In a letter Monday night, the administration said “it is not urging that any portion of the district court’s judgment be reversed.”
“The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s comprehensive opinion came to the correct conclusion and will support it on appeal,” said Kerri Kupec, spokesperson for the Justice Department.
It’s a major shift for the Justice Department from when Jeff Sessions was attorney general. At the time, the administration argued that the community rating rule and the guaranteed issue requirement — protections for people with pre-existing conditions — could not be defended but the rest of the law could stand.
After the Justice Department took that position, federal District Judge Reed O’Connor struck down the entire law and the case is currently before a federal appeals court.
Trump and the administration repeatedly promised — particularly leading up to the midterm election — to protect people with less-than-perfect medical histories.
But this shift in the Justice Department’s stance doubles down on stripping away all the protections that were a hallmark of the landmark health reform law.
It appears that the Mueller investigation kept Trump and his administration somewhat off balance and focused on its outcome, but now that they think they have the outcome they hoped for it is back to dismantling all of the good things that his predecessor did for this country.
If that means thousands, if not millions of Americans die due to a lack of medical coverage then that is clearly a risk these assholes are willing to take.
Keep in mind that the Trump Administration has NO plan to replace Obamacare, so once it is gone insurance costs will go through the roof and access to medical treatment for the average American will be hit and miss at best.
If we want to protect Obamacare or replace it with single-payer health care, we need to turn out in droves for the 2020 election.
Many of us cannot survive another Trump presidential term with a Republican Senate backing it up.