The Trump administration told a federal appeals court on Monday that the Affordable Care Act should be abolished, potentially creating a conflict between President Trump and 2020 Democrat candidates adopting the "Medicare for All" system.
Justice Department lawyers sent a letter to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans requesting that the ACA be effectively struck out, confirming a landmark decision by a judge in Texas last year.
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"The Ministry of Justice has ruled that the district court's judgment should be upheld, since the US does not urge any part of the district court judgment, the government intends to file a brief on the list of respondents, "says the document. Lily.
US District Judge Reed O. Connor said last year that Obamacare was no longer constitutional because the tax reform – as promulgated by the Republicans – had nullified the sanction of the health care law for not having health insurance.
The administration first insisted that only certain parts of the law should be invalidated, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions. But the last file has moved from the previous position and embraces the total reversal of the law.
The paper says the government will file a plea in support of the Texas-led coalition of states trying to overturn the health care law, as "the US is not exhorting to cancel some of the district court judgment, "reported the Washington Post.
"The Ministry of Justice has determined that the general opinion of the district court has reached the correct conclusion and that it will support it on appeal," Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice, told the newspaper.
A victory for the government would mean that millions of people could lose their health care and cause upheavals within the industry as no alternative system would be put in place.
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More than 11 million would have subscribed to the Obamacare coverage this year, it was announced this week. This is slightly less than in 2018. At the same time, the number of new customers has decreased by more than 500,000, a worrying sign for the system's founders.
The decision to support the efforts to abolish the ACA will undoubtedly contradict the candidates in the presidential election of Donald Trump and Democrats, such as Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, who are increasingly supporters of the abolition of private insurers and support the creation of a single payer system.
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At the same time, the latest attempts to completely invalidate the law could give reason to the congressional Democrats, who had warned in last year's midterm elections that Republicans were trying to "get the ball rolling". to repeal the law, particularly with regard to the protection of persons with pre-existing diseases of such plans.
Associated Press contributed to this report.