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DOJ changes course: Entire ACA should be struck down
Modern healthcare ^ | 3/25/19 | Susannah Luthi

Posted on 03/25/2019 7:21:11 PM PDT by Revel

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday took a broader stance against the Affordable Care Act, telling a federal appeals court the entire law can be discarded.

The agency called on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a district court ruling invalidating the entire Obamacare law, saying it "is not urging that any portion of the district court's judgment be reversed."

The one-page letter came hours after 21 Democratic state attorneys general argued that Congress' zeroing out of the penalty did not make the individual mandate unconstitutional, as U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor decided in mid-December.

At the heart of the case is whether the entire Affordable Care Act can stand without the individual mandate penalty, which the GOP-led Congress effectively eliminated in the 2017 tax law.

"With the amount of the tax set at zero, the remaining minimum coverage provision becomes simply precatory—precisely as the amending Congress intended," the brief stated. "It is no more constitutionally objectionable than the 'sense of the Congress' resolutions that Congress often adopts."

(Excerpt) Read more at modernhealthcare.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; aca; incometaxes; individualmandate; infanticide; medicareforall; obamacare; taxcutsandjobsact; taxreform; tcja; trumpdoj; winning
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1 posted on 03/25/2019 7:21:11 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel

It has been a heck of good Monday!!!


2 posted on 03/25/2019 7:23:27 PM PDT by 2banana (Were you)
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To: Revel

Not just the ACA, but DACA as well.


3 posted on 03/25/2019 7:23:56 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Revel

Boom Boom


4 posted on 03/25/2019 7:24:50 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Revel

Justice Department sides with court ruling Obamacare invalid

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/435759-justice-department-sides-with-court-ruling-obamacare-invalid


5 posted on 03/25/2019 7:25:14 PM PDT by Revel
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To: 2banana

A black robed dictator will strike this down in 3..2..1..


6 posted on 03/25/2019 7:25:29 PM PDT by CMailBag
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7 posted on 03/25/2019 7:25:43 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (Show me a peaceful Muslim and I will show you a heretic to the Koran.)
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To: Revel
"becomes simply precatory"

I hate when that happens............

8 posted on 03/25/2019 7:26:06 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Revel

OMG..I can’t take all this WINNING. Ha.


9 posted on 03/25/2019 7:26:15 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ( POST)
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To: Lurkinanloomin
Not just the ACA, but DACA as well.

Where is McCain when he's needed to f-up the works? Those 2 programs were near and dear to his heart.
10 posted on 03/25/2019 7:27:35 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Revel

The only downside to this is my Dem rep is going to flood twitter with sob stories about how people would be dead but for Obamacare. Of course they will be anyway.


11 posted on 03/25/2019 7:33:46 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Revel
WINNING!!!

12 posted on 03/25/2019 7:36:54 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: adorno

6 feet under, where he can’t do anymore harm to our Constitutional Republic.


13 posted on 03/25/2019 7:37:18 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's Ok to be white.)
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To: Revel

This is just day one of the new, unrestrained Trump administration.


14 posted on 03/25/2019 7:41:20 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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15 posted on 03/25/2019 7:42:55 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Revel

The only reason we have Obozocare is because of the epileptic chief justice Roberts who rewrote the law.


16 posted on 03/25/2019 7:44:04 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Revel

Yippee!!


17 posted on 03/25/2019 7:44:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: Cementjungle

Bob Barr.


18 posted on 03/25/2019 7:48:15 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: Revel

Comin for you Barry!


19 posted on 03/25/2019 7:52:16 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: 2banana

Best day since the day after Election Day 2016!


20 posted on 03/25/2019 7:52:23 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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