Trump wants ACA struck down

National News

March 26, 2019 - 9:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” struck down.

In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It’s rare for the Justice Department to decline to defend a federal law, but President Donald Trump has long unsuccessfully sought to repeal the 2010 health care statute.

In June, Trump administration lawyers stopped defending key parts of the law, including its guaranteed access to health insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. But the administration had said that the rest of the law could stay.

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