Senate Democrats Urge Trump to Get the DOJ to Defend the ACA in Lawsuit
Senate Democrats have urged Trump to get the DOJ to defend the ACA in the ongoing ObamaCare lawsuit. Right now the Trump administration is refusing to defend the federal law.[cite]Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit. TheHill.com.[/cite]
Currently a lawsuit driven by attorney generals of Republican led states are in the middle of a court case which is arguing that the mandate and potentially the ACA as a whole is illegal. So far the Trump administration has refused to defend the federal law on behalf of the federal government.
Forty-four Democrats, led by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), wrote to Trump asking him to defend the ACA and ensure protections like pre-existing conditions protections. However, the general argument from Trump and other Republicans has been that they will “repeal and replace” and this repeal and replace plan will include pre-existing conditions protections.
With that in mind, past repeal and replace plans did not fully protect pre-existing conditions, instead most un-passed versions only protected them with stipulations such as “you could only get guaranteed coverage if you had maintained continuous coverage.”
Learn more about The “Continuous Coverage Exclusion” For Pre-Existing Conditions.
Read more about Senate Democrats asking Trump to defend the ACA.