In my analysis, America cannot afford the expense of the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the Obamacare Act does not protect America from its Pre-Existing Condition. Obamacare offers no remedy to the life-threatening condition impacting the fiscal health of the nation. The Repeal and Replacing the Obamacare Act would be a “Huge Win” for America’s Fiscal Health.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Trump says elimination of Obamacare would be a ‘win for the USA’
By Mark Moore
September 27, 2020
President Trump said it would be a “win for the USA” if the Supreme Court eliminates the Affordable Care Act.
“Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court. Would be a big WIN for the USA!” the president said Sunday in a tweet.
The statement came as Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer claimed the only reason he’s in a rush to get Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the bench is to kill the health-care plan.
“What I am concerned about is anyone that President Trump would have appointed was there to undo the Affordable Care Act. That is why he was in such a hurry,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10 — one week after the election.
If Barrett clears the nomination process and is confirmed by election day — Nov. 3 — as the president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intend, she would be able to participate in the arguments over the Affordable Care Act.
Pelosi argued Americans would lose health care at a time the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 200,000 people in the US.
“What matters is what it means personally to the American people. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, that benefit will be gone. If you are a woman, you will be back to a time where being a woman is a pre-existing medical condition. If your adult children are on your policy, no longer will they be and that at time of a pandemic,” she said.
Schumer, at a news conference later Sunday about Trump’s court selection, said Barrett has already criticized Chief Justice John Robert’s 2012 vote upholding the Affordable Care Act, and that a reading of the law should “invalidate” it completely.
“Judge Barrett strongly criticized the ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, claiming that if justices read the law the way she does, they would ‘have had to invalidate’ the entire health care law,” the New York Democrat said.
Along with gutting the Affordable Care Act, Schumer said Barrett and the “far-right majority on the court” … “could also turn back the clock on women’s rights and a woman’s right to choose, workers’ rights, voting rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, environmental protections and more.”
The Trump administration and Congress did away with Obamacare’s individual mandate — requiring most Americans to have the plan or pay a penalty — and eliminated the penalty for not having insurance.
Opponents argued that without the penalty the health-care plan was unconstitutional.
“Chief Justice Roberts pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute,” Barrett wrote at the time.
“He construed the penalty imposed on those without health insurance as a tax, which permitted him to sustain the statute as a valid exercise of the taxing power.”
Trump, who campaigned on “repealing and replacing” Obamacare during his 2016 campaign, signed a series of executives orders last week to protect pre-existing conditions and introduce a number of affordable health-care options.
“We’re delivering better care with more choice at a much lower cost and working to ensure Americans have access to the care they need,” Trump said of his “America First Health Care Plan” at an event in Charlotte, NC.