Trump Administration Wants All Of ‘Obamacare’ Struck Down

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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Trump administration says it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” struck down.
    
In a filing Monday with a federal appeals court in New Orleans, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It’s rare for the Justice Department to decline to defend a federal law.
    
Previously, President Donald Trump’s administration had called only for parts of the law to go.
    
Millions of people benefit from the ACA’s taxpayer-subsidized private insurance plans, but enrollment is declining.
    
The Justice Department is expected to elaborate on its position in a brief. In a letter, it said the appeals court should affirm a December decision by a federal judge in Texas. The judge ruled that Congress’ elimination of penalties for not buying health insurance rendered the law unconstitutional.
 

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