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Congressional Republicans rattled by Trump's pivot to ObamaCare fight after Mueller summary

Congressional Republicans rattled by Trump's pivot to ObamaCare fight after Mueller summary

After the Justice Department took that position, federal District Judge Reed O'Connor struck down the entire law and the case is now before a federal appeals court.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on his investigation of potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2017.

What would determine whether the investigation was legitimate would be more information about those FISA Court warrants, but also the contents of Mueller's report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) not only denounced Trump's irresponsibility but also touted a Democratic proposal to strengthen, not weaken, the Affordable Care Act.

Failing that, it could also reverse O'Connor's determination that the so-called individual mandate - the purchase or penalty provision at the heart of the states' suit - can be struck down without dismantling the remainder of Obamacare too. 52 million Americans have pre-existing conditions.

GOP political strategists are skeptical. "Democrats aren't going to be intimidated by the White House or Congressional Republicans, we're not going to be distracted from securing the release of the full Mueller report and the underlying evidence, and we will continue to pursue legitimate oversight because that's what the Constitution requires".

It may not work out that way. Coverage for those who have insurance through the ACA - more than 10 million people through Medicaid expansion, and almost 12 million more through ACA exchanges - stays the same for now.

The US Supreme Court had previously upheld the penalty, which was created to avoid free-riding on the US healthcare system, as a constitutional exercise of the federal government's power to tax.

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It will be months before the appeals court considering the case renders its opinion. It's now on appeal after a lower court judge voided the law in a December ruling.

The legislation would provide money to help insurers pay the bills of their costliest patients, and restore advertising and outreach budgets slashed by President Donald Trump's administration, helping to stabilize health insurance markets. Then, with George W. Bush in the White House, they had every opportunity to enact comprehensive reforms.

Putin didn't need Trump and his campaign to formally "conspire" with him in trying to thwart Hillary Clinton's election, because he already knew Trump wouldn't do anything to stop Russia's action. Premiums stabilized, and more insurers came into the market.

The Trump campaign did not conspire with Russian Federation "despite multiple offers from Russia-affiliated officials to assist the Trump campaign", the report also states.

Emboldened by the end of the investigation, Trump on Tuesday strode into a high-spirited gathering of Senate Republicans, flanked by party leaders, saying the attorney general's summary of Mueller's report "could not have been better".

McCarthy told Trump during a phone call that the decision to focus on health care and fighting the ACA did not make sense, according to two sources familiar with the conversation told Axios.


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