Washington—On December 14, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) unconstitutional in its entirety. The case now resides in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, to which the Justice Department sent a letter last week, informing the court that it is the Justice Department’s opinion that the December ruling should be affirmed.
The Trump Administration should be applauded for its stance on the unconstitutionality of Obamacare and their clear directive to Congress to return attention to addressing the skyrocketing costs and diminished choices caused by Obamacare.
Among conservatives, a consensus health care plan has emerged that would increase health care choices and lower costs. The Trump Administration has embraced the Health Care Choices Proposal and Congress should now work to enact it into law.
Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman:
It is disappointing that instead of working on meaningful legislation to fix America’s broken health care system, Speaker Pelosi is holding a blatantly partisan messaging vote on H. Res. 271, a do-nothing resolution “condemning the Trump Administration’s legal campaign to take away American’s health care.”
Instead of trying to score political points, Congress should be working to undo the harm caused by Obamacare. In 2009, Americans were told that their health care would be made more affordable and if they liked their health care plan, they could keep it. Ten years has proven this to be untrue.
It is time for Congress to make good on their failed promises to the American people and deliver a health care system that provides real choices and lower costs.