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Democratic attorneys general appeal ruling that struck down ACA

Democratic attorneys general appeal ruling that struck down ACA

Becerra argued the decision lacked clarity and requested that an appeal of the district court's December 14 opinion be heard by the Fifth Circuit, which has jurisdiction over northern Texas.

Democratic state attorneys general defending the health law announced Thursday that they have formally launched their appeal of O'Connor's ruling.

In Michigan, the GOP-controlled legislature sought in 2018's final days to limit the power of incoming Attorney General Dana Nessel, who was sworn in this week, but Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed the measure shortly before leaving office, as The New York Times reported. A Texas-led coalition of 20 states kicked the process off almost a year ago by suing the federal government to kill the law; after the Justice Department sided partially with Texas, the California-led coalition of states stepped in to defend Obamacare in court.

The ACA will remain in effect while the case is under appeal.

That move will be followed by a vote next week created to force GOP lawmakers into a political corner: agree to defend a law many members have spent years reviling or appear to oppose popular ACA protections for millions of Americans with preexisting medical conditions that many have pledged to uphold.

A blue-state coalition notified a federal court Thursday it will appeal the bombshell ruling that found Congress' decision to tweak Obamacare in its tax bill made the rest of the program unconstitutional.

"Our goal is simple: to stand up for the law of the land - the Affordable Care Act - in order to keep health care affordable and accessible for millions of Americans", Becerra said in a statement.

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The attorneys general on the press call, all Democrats, disagreed.

The administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, credited the Trump administration with taking steps to promote a more stable and competitive health insurance market.

Pelosi on Friday noted that on Thursday "the new Democratic House took action to protect people with pre-existing conditions and all Americans' health care" by passing a resolution seeking to intervene in the lawsuit.

California is once again defending the Affordable Care Act, leading a coalition of Democratic states against a small army of Republican lawmakers seeking to undo the Obama administration's signature healthcare law.

Colorado Attorney General-elect Phil Weiser, who is set to be sworn in next week, said joining the California-led coalition to defend the ACA will be his first official act.

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"This case impacts almost every American", Becerra said. "Now we're going to give them an opportunity to do so". They are voting on a House rule package Thursday that will authorize the chamber to intervene in the lawsuit to defend the ACA, an early move to force Republicans who campaigned on protecting pre-existing condition provisions to go on the record.


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