Friday, June 26, 2020

Trump Administration Files Brief with the Supreme Court Arguing Against Obamacare

Late Thursday, the Trump administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court calling for the entirety of the Affordable Care Act to be overturned.

The brief was filed in a case before the Supreme Court where Texas and other conservative-led states argue that the ACA was essentially rendered unconstitutional after Congress passed tax legislation in 2017 that eliminated the law’s unpopular fines for not having health insurance but left in place its requirement that virtually all Americans have coverage, reports the Associated Press.

If the health insurance requirement is invalidated, “then it necessarily follows that the rest of the ACA must also fall,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco writes.

The objection is on a technicality but I will take it if it ends this socialist program. Of course, it is not clear how the Supreme Court will rule and it is not clear what Trump would replace it with. He is not exactly Frédéric Bastiat.



  1. My understanding is obamacare only legally applies to federal employees and those on federal payroll.

    Millions of people are on "Medicaid" which is 100% free medical.
    Nobody on Medicaid will switch to obamacare which will cost them more.

    Most people on Federal payroll have better medical care than obamacare anyway, which is not 100% free but close.

  2. It's a total myth & lie that the penalties for not buying "health insurance" were revoked. I've chosen to never but that garbage & we are charged every year the same penalties (plural) on my tax return.

  3. Upon reading this, John Roberts has probably retained a yoga instructor to provide him with the suppleness to engage in the pole-dancer-worthy contortions that he used last time to save this heinous piece of legislation.