Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

Trump’s group health plan rules struck down by judge

President Trump on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday

Trump's decision to support a ruling that would fully dismantle Obamacare, even as his administration has no viable alternative, is a risky gamble.

Nine years ago this spring, ObamaCare was brand-new.

"Accordingly, these provisions are unlawful and must be set aside", Bates said in the ruling.

"Right now in the Texas court - probably ends up in the Supreme Court", Trump told reporters on Friday.

The President, they said, wants to telegraph to his political base that he is standing firm on his promise to repeal the entire law despite failing to wrangle Republicans to do just that during a drawn out legislative battle in 2017, when the party held both chambers of Congress.

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Sanders said, "Trump has an idea on health care". "But we're doing something that is going to be much less expensive than Obamacare for the people. and we're going to have (protections for) pre-existing conditions and will have a much lower deductible".

New York, 10 other states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the Association Health Plan rule.

In a brief last June, the Justice Department said there were grounds only to strike down the law's consumer protections, including those for patients with pre-existing conditions.

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates blocked a rule that was finalized previous year that allows small businesses and self-employed people to band together to purchase insurance known as association health plans. The judge questioned whether the requirements were compatible with Medicaid's central goal of providing "medical assistance" to low-income people.

The Trump administration says it will continue to approve state requests for work requirements, but has not indicated if it will appeal. Bureau officials did not immediately know what the impact of Bates' ruling would be on their plan, said Rob Robertson, the bureau's chief administrator. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is now pitching in on helping the Trump administration come up with an Affordable Care Act replacement.

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