A court’s decision left Barack Obama’s legacy in shambles
Obamacare is on its last legs.
When it was last challenged in the Supreme Court, liberals managed to keep it alive by declaring it a “tax.”
But now a court’s latest decision could unravel Obama’s legacy forever.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor declared the law unconstitutional.
Now that Congress has removed the tax penalty, the remainder of the law has been invalidated.
If Obamacare is successfully destroyed, Obama’s legacy will be left in shambles.
However, the decision will be appealed to the Supreme Court.
Fox News reports:
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was struck down by a Texas judge on Friday, a move that could suddenly disrupt the health insurance status of millions of Americans. The decision comes amid a six-week open enrollment period for the program.
Texas, along with 19 states, had argued to U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor that they had been hurt by a jump in the amount of people utilizing state-backed insurance. When Congress cut the tax penalty from the program in 2017, the states claimed, it essentially undercut the Supreme Court’s reasoning for finding former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation constitutional in 2012.
“The remainder of the ACA is non-severable from the individual mandate, meaning that the Act must be invalidated in whole,” O’Connor wrote in a 55-page opinion, according to Bloomberg. O’Connor is a conservative Republican appointee who previously blocked other Obama-era policies.
Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine has predicted that the decision will be appealed and the Supreme Court will uphold the law.
However, with two Trump Justices now on the Court, it is more conservative than it was in 2012.
The case to declare Obamacare unconstitutional has never been stronger.
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