Dem AG's vow to defend what's left of Obamacare

Saturday, January 5, 2019
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Healthcare.gov down 620x300An attorney says it's no surprise to watch liberals defend the Affordable Care Act from being scrapped.

More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general have appealed a federal judge's decision that the ACA, or "Obamacare," is unconstitutional.

Judge Reed O'Connor said in December that, because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act zeros out the tax penalty in the ACA for not having health coverage, the entire health care law should be scrapped.

"Our goal is simple: to stand up for the law of the land --- the Affordable Care Act --- in order to keep healthcare affordable and accessible for millions of Americans," proclaimed Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-California) in a statement.  

Henneke

"It was expected that California and the liberal blue state coalition would appeal the ruling," says Texas Public Policy Foundation attorney Robert Henneke, who represented people in the case claiming they were financially harmed by the Affordable Care Act.

"They've been a litigating party this entire time," he adds, "and it was announced the moment the ruling came out that they were going to appeal."

Meanwhile, the Democratic Party-majority House of Representatives plans to intervene in the case.

Henneke views that as more political theater and says Americans are tired of "all talk and no action" from Congress. 

The appeal will be heard in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Arguments are expected in early fall, with a decision by Thanksgiving or close to Christmas 2019.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Are you surprised a prominent Democrat is questioning the usefulness of the U.S. Constitution?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border
White cop who shot black teen gets nearly 7 years in prison
Supreme Court inaction suggests DACA safe for another year
Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
Pentagon IDs 3 Americans killed in Syria attack
Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime
US, North Korea hold talks aimed at 2nd Trump-Kim summit

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Mueller team disputes BuzzFeed report claiming Trump told Cohen to lie
Trump administration expands grounding of gov't jets
CNN panel is stunned by host's bizarre question about Karen Pence teaching at Christian school
Seven teacher licenses suspended amid massive cheating case
State worker fired for signing emails 'in Christ'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Ominous specter: Dems want to 'pack' America's highest court

Supreme Court justices 2019Democrats are considering a drastic move to undo conservative gains at the Supreme Court – but as a constitutional attorney explains, they'd have to win back the White House and Congress first.