On Friday, US District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Affordable Care Act, passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress on March 23, 2010 and quickly signed into law by Barack Obama, was in fact, unconstitutional.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter, saying he predicted all along that Obamacare would be struck down for being unconstitutional.
He also tweeted that Congress must work together fast to come up with a replacement national healthcare plan to replace Obamacare with so that millions of Americans would not be left without insurance
In the meantime, Barack Obama continued to urge Americans to enroll in Obamacare despite the court ruling or the deadline for enrollment with was this past Saturday.
Fox News – Obama pushes for ObamaCare enrollments after Texas judge deems law unconstitutional – Barack Obama took to social media Saturday to urge people to sign up for health care on the final day of Affordable Care Act enrollment. His appeal came a day after a Texas judge struck down the former president’s signature legislation as unconstitutional.
Aside from reminding people that Saturday would be the final day to enroll for affordable health care for 2019, Obama appeared to play down the significance of the ruling.
“You might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety,” he said in Facebook post. “As this decision makes its way through the courts, which will take months, if not years, the law remains in place and will likely stay that way.”
The ruling, he said, “changes nothing for now.” …
Not long after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, some claimed that since the over 2000-page legislative monstrosity violated the Origination Clause of the US Constitution.
Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging this, claiming what ended up to be the Affordable Care Act was a gut-and-replace procedure carried out by the Senate.
The Origination Claus requires that any revenue generating legislation originate in the House, not the Senate and therefore, Obamacare was unconstitutional from the onset.
That is not the reason given in the current court ruling, but should have been.
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