Could Trump Administration Help Take Obamacare Down?

The Trump administration is siding with a court case that says the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is unconstitutional. The lawsuit from a coalition of state attorneys general and two governors says Congress’ decision to repeal the individual mandate penalty in ObamaCare makes the healthcare law illegal.
“It’s simply a reflection of where Republicans are right now,” thinks Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI). “They never thought that the individual mandate to have health insurance was constitutional, [but] it got ruled conditional when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said, ‘Well, the penalty in there is essentially a tax, and because the federal government has the ability to tax, then I’m going to go ahead and go along with it.’ And that’s what essentially allowed the thing to go forward. So now that Congress has removed the penalty part from that mandate, they’re arguing that the structure simply cannot work anymore.”
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