On Thursday, the Justice Department of the United States asked the Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare, the revolutionary health care law that enabled millions of U.S. nationals to get insurance coverage, and it remains in effect regardless of the pending legal challenge. The demand came in the middle of a worldwide coronavirus pandemic with the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election just months away.
Trump administration asks Supreme court to invalidate Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, a law seen as an important legislative achievement of former president Barack Obama https://t.co/nUv57V4VhQ pic.twitter.com/wRadEZKhZI
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 26, 2020
Noel Francisco, the Solicitor General, said in a late-night filing that the rest of the ACA should not allow remaining in effect once the individual coverage mandate of the law and two key provisions canceled. The justices of the supreme court will hear arguments next term, although it is not clear if they will happen before the 2020 election.
The issue endures another key shift in the political scene during the general election season on a dispute that dominated U.S. politics for the last ten years. The court heard a noteworthy challenge to the law for the third time. The current case pits an alliance of Democratic attorneys general led by the House of Representatives and California, which is defending the law against the administration of Donald Trump and a group of red-state attorneys general led by Texas.
House Speaker Criticized the Administration
The Trump administration usually sided with the attorneys general of Republican but recently claimed that the whole law should fall but that the ruling must only apply to eighteen states that brought the challenge. After the late-night filing, Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, criticized the administration. She said in a statement that Trump and the Republican’s campaign to tear the benefits and protections of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis is a move of deep cruelty.
The presumptive Presidential nominee of Democratic Party, Joe Biden, lashed out on Trump earlier on Thursday to support falling the law. Biden says that Trump’s administration is filing a short-term with the Supreme Court to rip away health care facilities away from twenty-three million Americans – including two lac and twenty-four thousand Wisconsinites. Furthermore, he adds that every U.S. citizen has the right to have peace of mind that comes with access to high-quality and affordable health care.
Around 11.4 million Americans signed up for the policies of 2020 Obamacare on the exchanges, while almost 12.7 million low-income people received coverage through Medicaid expansion. The law allows young American adults to stay on the policies of their parents up to age twenty-six and prohibit insurers from denying coverage to those who acquire their own policies. Furthermore, it allows several people to gain annual physicals, birth control, cholesterol, and mammograms tests. It affects almost every American; several of them are not aware of the impact of the law.