Obama Going To The Mattresses With President Trump
Former President Barack Obama had something to say about a recent ruling against the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.
The ruling comes from a Texas judge Friday who says that Obamacare is unconstitutional.
District Judge Reed O’Connor said the “Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress’s Tax Power and is still impermissible under the Interstate Commerce Clause — meaning the Individual Mandate is unconstitutional.” and said that the mandate is “essential to and inseverable from the remainder of the ACA.”
Therefore, the whole thing falls apart because the Individual Mandate cannot be separated from the Affordable Care Act.
The Daily Caller reported,
The law will remain in effect, at least for now — something that the former president was quick to point out, along with the fact that appeals to the ruling will “take months, if not years.”
President Obama took to Facebook in a post saying the following,
There are two things you need to know today about health care.
First, today’s the last day of open enrollment. That means it’s the deadline to make sure you and the people you love have health insurance in 2019. So head over to HealthCare.gov to get covered!
Second, you might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. That can be a scary thing to hear, particularly if you or someone you care about has a pre-existing condition. And that’s why it’s so important for you to know that last night’s ruling changes nothing for now. As this decision makes its way through the courts, which will take months, if not years, the law remains in place and will likely stay that way. Open enrollment is proceeding as planned today. And a good way to show that you’re tired of people trying to take away your health care is to go get covered!
A lot of good people are fighting to ensure that nothing about your care will change. The ACA protects your pre-existing conditions, no matter how you get your insurance. Young people can stay on their parents’ plans until they’re 26. Preventive care like checkups, mammograms, and contraceptive care are still covered. Mental health care is still covered. Women can’t be charged more just for being a woman. All of that is guaranteed by the ACA as long as it’s the law.
But all of this should also be a reminder that Republicans will never stop trying to undo all that. If they can’t get it done in Congress, they’ll keep trying in the courts, even when it puts people’s pre-existing conditions coverage at risk. The only way to convince them to stop trying to repeal this law, and start working to make health care better, is to keep voting, in big numbers, in every election, for people who’ll protect and improve our care.
So go get covered today at HealthCare.gov!
You can find the original post from Obama by clicking here.
The Federalist Papers reported,
It will likely head to the Supreme Court.
But the chances of it being saved this time are microscopic as President Trump destroyed the thing that saved it.
It was a genius move after Congress denied his idea to repeal and replace.
This is a good thing that this is finally falling apart. The Individual Mandate was unconstitutional BIG TIME. The government has no authority to force an individual to purchase a product under penalty of a fine.