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Day 796


(Matt Kiser) #1

Updated 3/26/2019 2:15 PM PDT

1/ The Trump administration supports a federal appeals court ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act should be invalidated and thrown out. In a reversal, the Justice Department now says it agrees with the ruling of a federal judge in Texas that declared the ACA unconstitutional on the basis of a 2017 change in federal tax law that eliminated the penalty on uninsured people. Previously, the administration had pushed to remove the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. More than 20 million Americans are covered through the ACA's Medicaid expansion and its insurance exchanges. Trump, meanwhile, tweeted that "The Republican Party will become 'The Party of Healthcare!'" (CNN / NPR / Politico / Washington Post / Vox / Axios / Mother Jones / New York Times)


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