“The Trump administration said Thursday night that it will not defend the Affordable Care Act against the latest legal challenge to its constitutionality — a dramatic break from the executive branch’s tradition of arguing to uphold existing statutes and a land mine for health insurance changes the ACA brought about.
“In a brief filed in a Texas federal court and an accompanying letter to the House and Senate leaders of both parties, the Justice Department agrees in large part with the 20 Republican-led states that brought the suit. They contend that the ACA provision requiring most Americans to carry health insurance soon will no longer be constitutional and that, as a result, consumer insurance protections under the law will not be valid, either.”
OK, besides the fact that this is essentially telling us that pre-existing conditions will return (if this case is won), it is also an incredible change to the way things or normally done. The DOJ defends the law, rather than working to have laws overturned or thrown out.
This is way beyond Not Normal and could fundamentally change the Rule of Law in the United States. One might as well say that Trump is the law if he can pick and choose which laws to enforce.
And please, no one say that this will work out well for the Dims if the Justice Department succeeds; this is going to inflict a lot of pain on a lot of people and could end up killing many. Focus.
Please visit the Activism Tab on top and call your representatives and make your thoughts known. They need to push the DOJ to do its job.