With that as an introduction, I find this "news article" interesting. From a "mainstream, objective, non-partisan" news source, Bloomber, i.e. the former mayor of New York.
OK, nonpartisan Bloomberg can only see the GOP working to remove Obamacare as a political "move." The thought that Obamacare was overall bad for the United States and it needs to be repealed and the damage repaired, never seems to come into thinking.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) criticizes the GOP on the move against the Affordable Care Act and on the GOP's response to the Mueller report on the Russia investigation.
The Trump administration is hardening its legal position toward Obamacare, arguing now that the entire law is unconstitutional in a shift that promises to bring the issue to the forefront of the 2020 election campaign.
The position is a change for the Justice Department after it argued last year that large parts of the 2010 law — but not all of it — should be struck in the case Texas vs. U.S., which is pending before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. A trial court judge sided with Texas and voided the law in a December ruling. The Justice Department in a filing Monday now says that the entire law, enacted under President Obama, should be thrown out.
The filing assures renewed attention to President Trump’s position that the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, should be eliminated, including its subsidies and popular rules banning insurers from charging more to people with preexisting conditions.
Trump’s move, which could prove to be a gift for Democrats, prompted a swift response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Tonight in federal court, the Trump administration decided not only to try to destroy protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions, but to declare all-out war on the health care of the American people,” the San Francisco lawmaker said Monday in a statement.
Hate to tell you this Bloomberg, the entire law is unconstitutional. No where does the Constitution empower the federal government to force me, as a private citizen, to enter into a contact. But that aside, to borrow a phrase from Johnny McCain (rest in piss), elections have consequences.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat, also weighed in, claiming on Twitter that the Trump administration was focusing on “taking away your health care...”
Actually Chuck, Obamacare destroyed countless insurance options for millions of Americans, and increased cost for all Americans.
...Texas and other states that brought the lawsuit assert that because Congress in 2017 zeroed out the tax penalty for violating Obamacare’s individual mandate to buy insurance, the provision is no longer constitutional, and that the rest of the law is “inseverable” from it and “therefore invalid....”Point, but the entire mandate, in and of itself, it unconstitutional. The federal government does not have the powers to tell me, a private citizen, I must engage in commerce.
...The Justice Department filing came just as Trump was taking a victory lap after special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe didn’t find evidence that the president’s campaign conspired with Russians to manipulate the 2016 election, according to a summary of the report by Atty. Gen. William P. Barr.And this has what to due with the price of tea in China? Hate to tell you Bloomturd, Russia did assist a candidate in 2016. Mrs Bill Clinton.
And the 4th Estate wonders why they are held in such contempt.