A federal court has blocked a new rule by the Trump administration that allows health insurance plans that are cheaper than Obamacare and offer fewer consumer protections.
"Yes, and here's why", Mulvaney said Sunday.
After years of running away from his implementation, as MA governor, of a health care overhaul that helped inspire Obamacare, freshman Sen.
Health care - and Trump's attempts to roll back Obamacare - became a galvanizing issue for Democrats in the 2018 midterms.
News of the president and his acting chief of staff's maneuvering comes after reports from a Trump administration insider revealed that it was Mulvaney, and not Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, that pushed to eliminate the Special Olympics from the department's upcoming budget.
President Trump backs off Special Olympics funding cut
DeVos defended her choices before a congressional committee yesterday saying, "We had to make some hard decisions ". Pressed on whether she approved the cut to Special Olympics , DeVos said , "No, I didn't personally get involved".
Beginning this year, taxpayers will no longer incur penalties for declining health coverage.
Attorneys from the Justice Department last week filed a letter with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans asking to effectively strike down the entire law, agreeing with the landmark ruling made by a federal judge in Texas a year ago.
If former President Barack Obama's health law is struck down entirely, Congress would face an impossible task: pass a comprehensive health overhaul to replace it that both Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trump can agree to. "Americans are facing higher health care costs than ever, but this administration's lawsuit would drive up prices and put coverage out of reach for thousands of Texas families", said Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas), who introduced the resolution with the backing of House leadership.
166,128 people are enrolled in the Alabama exchange for 2019. "But we're doing something that is going to be much less expensive than Obamacare for the people. and we're going to have (protections for) pre-existing conditions and will have a much lower deductible". The Texas ruling is being appealed by a coalition of Democratic-governed states, because the Trump administration declined to defend the law in the first place.
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