The Trump Administration will officially argue before the Supreme Court that the controversial Obama-era healthcare law, known as “Obamacare,” should be overturned in its upcoming case, as reported by Politico.
The Justice Department’s deadline for officially changing its stance was Wednesday, but President Trump confirmed that the administration would be siding with the Republican-led states that are jointly filing the latest lawsuit against the overreaching healthcare law. The President described it as “a disaster,” while adding that additional changes made to the law under his presidency have “made it barely acceptable.”
The latest case against Obamacare will be argued before the Supreme Court this fall, with the plaintiffs arguing that the law is “invalid” now that the individual mandate tax penalty for not buying insurance has been repealed as a result of the 2017 tax cut law. The law will be defended in the case by a coalition of Democratic state attorneys general and the House of Representatives, which currently has a Democratic majority.
Although the case will begin in October, as Politico noted, it is unlikely that a verdict will be reached before the presidential election on November 3.