States Appeal ACA Ruling to Fifth Circuit

States Appeal ACA Ruling to Fifth Circuit

States Appeal ACA Ruling to Fifth Circuit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is leading the blue-state coalition, argues the mandate still exists, even if the penalty is zero, and can be severed from the rest of the Obamacare program anyway since Congress left those provisions alone when it passed its tax overhaul. However, it could eventually become the third major Obamacare case to reach the Supreme Court.

The health law remains in place while the lawsuit continues before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The Democratic coalition of states battling Texas over the fate of the Affordable Care Act has formally begun the process of challenging a December 14 decision ruling the law unconstitutional in its entirety.

O'Connor agreed that the repeal of an individual penalty for not having health insurance, which goes into effect with the new tax reform law this year, meant ACA was no longer constitutional. A Texas-led coalition of 20 states kicked the process off almost a year ago by suing the federal government to kill the law; after the Justice Department sided partially with Texas, the California-led coalition of states stepped in to defend Obamacare in court. The state's GOP-controlled legislature passed power-limiting measures that, unlike in MI, were signed by the outgoing Republican governor, Scott Walker, giving state lawmakers authority over Wisconsin's involvement in the ACA suit, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

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Since the Democrats took control of the House after sweeping victories in the November election, their party now has the power to pass a new version of a national health care law.

The Democratic states have stepped up to defend the law because the Trump administration has declined to do so. When such an Executive Branch decision not to defend is made, federal law provides that either the House or Senate may step in to offer a defense in court.

"We are going to take it wherever we need to take it", said Becerra.

"The Affordable Care Act and all its life-saving protections are the law of the land", Pelosi said in a statement.

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The House of Representatives on Friday launched a legal effort to help defend Obamacare in a court case that is threatening to kill that landmark health-care reform law, which has led to the expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans.

"It's is an affront to the rule of law", he added, arguing that the ruling will not stand. They say their states have been negatively impacted by an increase in people on state-supported insurance. The Democratic state AGs are in the process of tapping newly-elected officials to join the case.

Obamacare was struck down by a federal judge in Texas last month, and now a nationwide coalition of attorneys general, including Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, want to appeal that decision.

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