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The US Justice Department: Obamacare contradicts Constitution


03/27/2019 - 08:00



The US Department of Justice found the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), one of the main achievements of the previous administration in the White House, unconstitutional. The decision of the Justice Ministry has brought the current president, Donald Trump, one step closer to fulfilling his main election promise, abolition of Obamacare. However, the Democrats who are trying to save the law, believe that the fight is not over, and are not going to concede.



Will O'Neill via flickr
Will O'Neill via flickr
"Tonight at the Federal Court, the Trump administration decided not only to try to destroy the protection of Americans living with pre-existing conditions (with previously identified diseases that make it difficult to get insurance), but also to declare an all-out war on the American people's health care system," Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said in response to a previously published letter of the US Department of Justice.

Mrs. Pelosi also added that the Democrats will continue to fight for the rights of citizens and ensuring low prices for medical services for all Americans.

“If the Trump administration succeeds, millions of people will lose their health insurance. This will have a devastating effect on Americans across the country,” Texas House Rep. Joaquin Castro echoed Nancy Pelosi, according to the LA Times.

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) was one of the key achievements of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, as well as the main issue of contention between the Democrats and Republicans. Cancellation of Obamacare was one of the main campaign promises of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, President Trump, who still considers abolition of Obamacare to be his main task, has received a new argument in a dispute with the Democrats. The US Justice Department supported decision of the District Judge from Texas Reed O’Connor, who in December last year found Obamacare unconstitutional.

This decision was based on the fact that in 2017 one of the main provisions of Obamacare was abolished.
The rest of the reform "cannot be separated from this provision and therefore is invalid," the judge concluded.

"The US Department of Justice has determined that the decision of the district court must be confirmed," - Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt said in a letter. Before the arrival of the new Prosecutor General, his department held a more reserved position on this case, proposing that only part of Obamacare be canceled.

source: latimes.com