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The Daily BeastMar 26, 2019
Trump Wants to Kill Obamacare in Court After Congress Wouldn't Do His Bidding
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos by GettyThe Trump administration announced on Monday that they will not defend the Affordable Care Act after a federal court ruled last December that the entire law is unconstitutional. If the court's decision holds, the 20 million people who were able to get insurance because of the law - mostly folks with pre-existing conditions, or living at the edge of poverty - will lose it.

But there's little chance of that actually happening. The court's decision is flawed, conservatives are appalled by it, and California and other states are already pursuing the appeal.

The government's decision not to appeal is hardly unique though - the Obama administration declined to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, for example - and if anything, the controversy over the case will likely help the Democrats.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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