Dec 18 2018
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Sunday that she is confident that a federal judge's ruling declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional will be overturned.
U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law previous year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidated the entire Obamacare law.
In a separate Obamacare case in 2012, five of the nine Supreme Court justices upheld the law. "I rarely reach this conclusion, but only a results-driven policy agenda could begin to explain his absurd conclusion that Congress's 2017 decision to zero out the penalty for not buying the insurance mandated by the ACA while retaining the rest of the ACA somehow rendered the entire ACA unconstitutional".
O'Connor's 55-page ruling, now on hold and subject to appeal, was immediately disparaged by critics on the left and on the right and by law professors on both sides of the dispute.
"There's no reason why the individual mandate provision can't be struck down and keep all the good provisions of the Affordable Care Act", Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union".
The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court.
Centene Corp. of St. Louis and California's Molina Health Inc. are the insurers that would be hurt the most if Friday's ruling stands, Ana Gupte, health care analyst at Leerink Partners, wrote in an analysis late Friday.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Americans who care about working families must do all they can to prevent this district court ruling from becoming law". "But it is not the final word and we must do everything we can to stop this sabotage because if it succeeds, insurance companies will again be able to deny coverage or charge higher premiums for more than 2 million people in Wisconsin with a pre-existing condition".
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"Today's ruling is an assault on 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions, on the 20 million Americans who rely on the ACA's consumer protections for healthcare, on America's faithful progress toward affordable healthcare for all Americans", Becerra said Friday. There is not now a viable alternative to the law that can pass the House and Senate and get signed into law by President Trump. For now, it said in a statement, "the law remains in place". Democrats, however, have said they'll hold the GOP to its commitment to retain popular provisions of the law, such as guaranteed coverage for those with pre-existing health conditions.
University of MI law professor Nicholas Bagley, who supports the ACA, told the Post that he does not consider the lawsuit "an imminent or mortal threat to the Affordable Care Act".
The fall in healthcare stocks pulled the broader S&P 500 managed health care index down 2.5 percent. "In our view, the demise of the ACA would become the number one issue in the 2020 presidential election", it said. But with that "tax" - or penalty - having been removed starting next year, Republicans challenging the law in this case argued the program is now illegal.
The law now requires insurers to offer affordable coverage to everyone, regardless of their medical history or any conditions they have.
Republicans have tried and failed at least 70 times to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act since it came into being in 2010.
Some health-care law experts were quick to critique the judge's reasoning and predicted the ruling will be overturned. The law's opponents lost the first two cases. Americans have been more favorable than unfavorable toward the ACA for almost two years, according to research conducted by KFF.
"Well, I actually think that judge, it was a silly ruling by the judge".
She vowed that when Democrats take control of the House next month, lawmakers "will move swiftly to formally intervene in the appeals process" to uphold Obamacare.
Dec 18 2018
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Calls Texas Affordable Care Act Ruling ‘Absurd’
The Republican-led Congress previous year eliminated a penalty that the ACA levied on people who opted not to obtain insurance. The lawsuit also argues that the entire ACA is unconstitutional because the mandate is not severable from the rest of the law.
Dec 17 2018
Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits January transfer window will be hard
Unai Emery has made ten changes to the side that beat Qarabag in the Europa League as Arsenal prepare to take on Southampton at St.
Dec 16 2018
Trump bickers with Democratic leaders amid shutdown threat over border wall
What's more, they're intent on having the blame for any government shutdown directed exclusively at the president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he hasn't given up hope that a shutdown can be averted.
Dec 16 2018
Fears about AI are "very legitimate" says Google's CEO
Zoe Lofgren questioning, Google CEO , asked him to explain and convince them that there's no conservative bias in Google. Google , so long has never played a highly significant role in the popularizing of bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies.
Dec 15 2018
Donald Tusk chose to convene European Union summit: the reason
May added that she had spoken to "a number of European Union leaders" over the weekend in advance of a bloc meeting on Thursday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a stark message for Theresa May on Tuesday: The Brexit deal can not be renegotiated.
Dec 10 2018
Marlboro maker Altria buys big stake in Canadian marijuana company
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Dec 08 2018
Singer Mika Singh Detained in UAE On Charges Of Harassing Woman
According to reports, the singer has been accused of sending indecent photographs to a 17-year-old girl, who hails from Brazil. The diplomat said Singh was arrested in Dubai but taken to Abu Dhabi because the complainant holds a residence visa there.
Dec 07 2018
Worldwide inquiry necessary in Khashoggi's murder, United Nations says
He said it seemed as though the White House's response to the Khashoggi killing was that "you can kill a journalist". Turkey has been seeking to extradite 18 suspects , including 15 members of the alleged assassination squad.
Dec 06 2018
Qualcomm intros 7nm, 5G-ready chip
It also features the first Computer Vision (CV) ISP which allows is dedicated for computational photography and video capture. During Amon's keynote this week, a list of the companies partnering with Qualcomm on the 5G rollout initiative was presented.
Dec 06 2018
Liverpool manager Klopp happy to accept FA fine
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