Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

The Department of Justice sees no need for the Supreme Court to hear a hugely important Obamacare lawsuit before November.

he Trump administration would very much prefer that Americans go to the polls this November with zero updates on the lawsuit that would overturn the Affordable Care Act and revoke health insurance from millions of people.

At least, that’s the implicit message in the Trump administration’s response to the coalition of Democratic-led states and members of the House which asked the Supreme Court to review the Obamacare lawsuit during the high court’s current term, which ends this summer.

To back up for a second: Yes, there’s an active lawsuit threatening Obamacare. After Congressional Republicans tried and failed to repeal the landmark law without a replacement in 2017 (remember John McCain’s thumbs down?), they decided to zero-out the penalty for not having health insurance in the massive tax bill passed in December 2017.

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