A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional due to a recent change in federal tax law.
They claimed that when Congress repealed the tax penalty past year, it eliminated the U.S. Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012.
Supporters of the law immediately said they would appeal.
Ending the act would eliminate current protections for those with pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy, arthritis and diabetes. Among other things, it's not clear why the states had standing to file their claim, and the argument that the entire ACA must fall because of the individual mandate's alleged infirmity is strained, to say the least, for reasons I outlined with Abbe Gluck in this NYT piece and
The decision throws the health insurance of as many as 20 million people into doubt.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court".
In the letter to Congress, then-attorney general Jeff Sessions said that Justice was taking this position "with the approval of the president of the United States".
Democratic leaders, meanwhile, reacted harshly to the decision.
The Republican led House and Senate, under President Donald Trump, outlawed the individual mandate in the tax cut law previous year. The Democrats contend that the Republican tax law will lower the federal penalty for being uninsured to $0, but does not negate the ACA's constitutionality.
The Oklahoma City Thunder could be another team willing to explore a deal for Caldwell-Pope, sources told Amico Hoops on Friday. He and his agent, Rich Paul, would only sign off on a trade should a deal arise that benefit Caldwell-Pope's career.
Neither Downing nor Swift's representatives disclosed who manufactured the kiosks nor were available for comment. Numerous biggest artists in the world are inundated with loving fans who watch and support their every move.
White House National Security Adviser John Bolton on Thursday gave the administration's tentative support for moving U.S. He said the United States has poured billions of dollars into the continent with little to show for it.
The inaugural committee was headed by another major conservative donor, the real estate developer Thomas Barrack. Attorneys offices in the Southern District of NY in Manhattan and the Eastern District of NY in Brooklyn.
Bill Foster, Linda Sanchez, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Filemon Vela, and Rep. -elect Gil Cisernos announced they would support her. As part of the agreement, Pelosi is backing a proposal to enact term limits for the party's top three leaders.
A Brink's truck idled in the right shoulder with its lights flashing as the bills blew around the highway. Video from the chaotic scene showed one vehicle with its front end smashed in and airbags deployed.
Emergencies happen, and the last thing you want to do is allow yourself or a loved one to get hurt merely because of a contest. The contest portion of the giveaway actually requires making a submission to Vitamin Water over either Twitter or Instagram.
May was due to meet EU President Donald Tusk for what he called "last-minute talks" before joining the other European leaders. He said it was an all-weather guarantee that there will never be a hard border on the island of Ireland.
The current talk-of-the-town wedding is that of the business tycoons children - Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. Isha is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man.
The CFO faces possible extradition to the USA but has been released on bail of $10 million Canadian dollars ($7.5 million). ZTE agreed to pay a $1 billion fine, change its board and management, and let American regulators monitor its operations.
Theresa May Has Tense Exchange With EU Leader
He added: 'We don't want the United Kingdom to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear. Diplomats said other leaders made similar complaints directly to the beleaguered British leader during the talks.
Fentanyl Replaces Heroin As Nation's Deadliest Drug
Cocaine consistently was the second or third drug most common in overdoses during the entire period, the researchers found. By 2016, fentanyl was connected to 18,335 such deaths: it was linked to 29 percent of all drug overdose deaths that year.
Yankees furious with ESPN over report about contaminated food
Based on reports from 2016 and 2017, the report said there were violations with food handling, hygiene, and cooking temperature. Capital One Arena - home of the Wizards and Capitals - was not ranked, because there wasn't enough vendor data available.
Tech: NASA's InSight takes its first selfie
InSight's landing team deliberately chose a landing region in Elysium Planitia that is relatively free of rocks. The InSight lander snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic, released Tuesday.
Thomas Muller apologises for his brutal foul on Tagliafico
Keeping his eyes on the ball, he tried to control a high ball but instead planted his studs into the head of Nicolas Tagliafico. Muller also later posted an apology on his Instagram page, alongside a picture of himself and Tagliafico.
Hansen to make coaching call
Hansen says he hadn't made any decision on his future at this stage and his focus was on preparing for the 2019 season. Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt , turned down an offer for him to become part of the All Blacks coaching team.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition smartphone revealed
Launched in November this year, it has been a little more than a month since the OnePlus 6T had launched. McLaren's signature Papaya Orange colour can be seen on the lower edge of the phone and on the box.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition now available in Canada
The new device is all about speed with new technology like Warp Charge30, OnePlus' new charging standard, and 10GB of RAM onboard. OnePlus has been a disruptor in the smartphone phone industry, offering high-specced machines at competitive prices.