Trump Administration Aiming to End Obamacare
The Trump administration is taking aim at Obamacare. In a late filing last night, the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the entire law. The U.S. Solicitor General argued that the Affordable Care Act should be nullified if the law’s individual coverage mandate and two key provisions are invalidated. The Supreme Court is looking at the issue about whether the law’s individual mandate was rendered unconstitutional after Congress reduced its penalty. The justices will hear arguments in the case sometime next term, which is set to begin in October. The law remains in effect despite the pending legal challenge. This is the third direct assault on the law since it was enacted in 2010.