Rep. Sires Issues Statement on Lawsuit Against Affordable Care Act
Rep. Sires Issues Statement on Lawsuit Against Affordable Care Act
Latest 'Obamacare' Court Battle Plays out in New Orleans
10 July, 2019, 17:01
A panel of federal judges in New Orleans sharply questioned attorneys defending the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, increasing the chances that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may throw out at least part of the 2010 law, often called Obamacare.
A three-judge appellate panel in New Orleans - composed of judges appointed by presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Trump - heard about 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday. A host of ACA provisions would be eliminated, including: "protections for people with pre-existing conditions, subsidies to make individual health insurance more affordable, expanded eligibility for Medicaid, coverage of young adults up to age 26 under their parents' insurance policies, coverage of preventive care with no patient cost-sharing, closing of the doughnut hole under Medicare's drug benefit, and a series of tax increases to fund the new benefits".
With Trump's encouragement, Republican lawmakers repeatedly tried to repeal the law, ultimately failing in July 2017 when the late John McCain, the maverick senator from Arizona, made a thumbs-down gesture on the Senate floor.
On Tuesday, attorneys for California and the House of Representatives, which also has joined the suit to defend the law, urged the appellate court to preserve the law, in part because there is no evidence that Congress meant to repeal the whole law when it eliminated the mandate penalty in 2017.
Kyle Hawkins, solicitor general for the Texas attorney general who initiated the lawsuit in February 2018, countered: "I am not in position to psychoanalyze Congress. what Congress intended".
The judges seemed to wrestle with the question at the crux of the ongoing case-can the individual mandate be excised from the law?
That panel is not expected to rule for several months.
A coalition of Democratic state attorneys general led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra stepped into the void to defend the law.
For almost two hours in a New Orleans courtroom, the judges - two Republican appointees and one by Democratic President Jimmy Carter - voiced skepticism about arguments that the individual mandate is now essentially just a toothless government suggestion.
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In a brief filed with the appeals court, legal scholars from both sides of the fight over the ACA agreed that the Texas lawsuit's underlying claim makes no sense. The law remains in place during appeals. When it does, the case of Texas v.
Pro-ACA groups warned of the peril to consumers if the law were struck down.
Johnson had no specific comment on the lawsuit today, but a spokesperson told NewsChannel 7 he consistently supports maintaining access to affordable coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Later, the Trump administration shifted gears and said it will keep enforcing Obamacare until a court orders it to stop.
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Numerous points and counterpoints laid out at the hearing have been part of the case since it began. Now, his core argument is helping power a Republican-led legal challenge that threatens to sweep away the entire law.
"That raises complicated issues, and we are appreciative of the existence of the stay until there's a final ruling", Flentje said. Although the federal government initially said some parts of the ACA might be worth keeping, the Trump administration shifted in March and said it would no longer defend any part of Obamacare in court.
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