Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

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The Trump administration's efforts to repeal much of the health care law failed in the Senate in 2017 when the late Senator John McCain gave a thumbs down vote.

Under the rule, businesses and individuals can team up to create group health plans that offer less expensive coverage without complying with numerous requirements of the Affordable Care Act. At the urging of the White House, the Justice Department said this past week it will support the Texas judge's position and argue that all of "Obamacare" must go. "So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn't have health insurance", Romney said in 2015.

On Tuesday, March 26, Trump bragged that "the Republican Party will soon be known as the party of health care". "No", said economist Gail Wilensky, who headed up Medicare under former Republican President George H.W. Bush.

Another Republican senator interviewed anonymously for the Bolton/Sullivan piece admitted that Trump's anti-ACA strategy is "not a good one for us".

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Graham said that the Republican plan should "reaffirm and ensure that preexisting conditions are covered so that no American can be denied health care coverage", "reallocate the funds now spent on Obamacare fairly among the states", and "empower the states to chart their own course in providing high-quality health care". And The Hill is reporting that Republicans in the Senate are fearful that they will pay a dear price politically next year because of the lawsuit. If the ruling is upheld by higher courts, about 20 million Americans could lose healthcare coverage on Trump's watch. "So, and I've been saying that, the Republicans are going to end up being the party of health care".

The challenge to the ACA was filed by officials from Texas and other GOP-led states.

The Trump administration says it will continue to approve state requests for work requirements, but has not indicated if it will appeal. Bates said he agreed with states challenging the rule that the Department of Labor stretched the definition of the "employer".

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