The Trump Administration has now lost – even if only temporarily – the authority to enforce anywhere in the nation a set of sweeping new restrictions on women’s free access to birth-control devices and techniques under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).
One day before the Trump Administration was to begin enforcing sweeping new limits on women’s access to free birth-control devices and techniques, a federal trial judge in California temporarily blocked the restrictions because of doubts about their legality.
The House of Representatives – now under Democratic control – has moved to enter a federal court case to provide a robust defense of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) in a direct confrontation with President Donald Trump.
A federal judge in Texas decided on Sunday night to put on hold his ruling that the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) is unconstitutional.
Constitution Daily contributor Lyle Denniston explains what will happen next in the latest constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) and how a federal district judge's decision could affect 2019 coverage or enrollment.
Eight years after Congress wrote a massive overhaul of the nation’s health care industry, a federal trial judge in Texas has ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) is unconstitutional. If that ruling stands up after inevitable appeals to higher courts, the law could not be enforced after January 1.
For the first time, the Trump Administration moved on Thursday to challenge the constitutionality of the key section of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) that required most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a financial penalty as part of their taxes.
Finding that the Trump Administration had no legal authority to create sweeping exemptions to the birth-control mandate under the Affordable Care Act, and ruling that the new rules potentially could cause “enormous and irreversible harm” to women, a federal trial judge on Friday temporarily barred the enforcement of the rules anywhere in the country.
Tentatively accepting the Trump Administration’s view that Congress has not put up any money to cover federal subsidies for health insurance companies, a federal judge in California on Wednesday refused – at least for now – to order a resumption of those payments.
In dueling documents filed in a federal court in San Francisco, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives took opposing positions on future financing of subsidies that have been a key part of the seven-year-old federal health insurance program.