In the middle of a raging, out of control pandemic, and a complete economic collapse Lord Damp Nut is demanding that the Supreme Court throw out the Affordable Care Act because: Obama (we’re only guessing, but I think we’re right).
Trump administration asks Supreme Court to invalidate ‘Obamacare’
In the midst of a pandemic with the presidential election just months away, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law that enabled millions of Americans to get insurance coverage and that remains in effect despite the pending legal challenge.
In a late-night filing, Solicitor General Noel Francisco said that once the law’s individual coverage mandate and two key provisions are invalidated, “the remainder of the ACA should not be allowed to remain in effect.”
The justices will hear arguments in the case sometime next term, although it is unclear if they will occur before the November election.
I want to stress this: in the middle of a pandemic, Prznint Stupid wants to take-away healthcare. Our betters at Electoral Vote are mystified, too:
We must confess, we are mystified as to the thinking here. Does Team Trump really want to make the election about killing a health insurance program in the middle of a pandemic? We can find no numbers that justify the wisdom of this, politically. For example, the latest Gallup Poll reveals that the issues that are most on Americans minds’ right now are poor leadership (21%), COVID-19 (20%), race relations/racism (19%), the economy in general (9%), and unemployment (5%). Healthcare is tied for ninth, at 3%, and that includes both the people who want Obamacare killed but also those who want it expanded. Further, support for Obamacare remains a (slight) majority position, with 52% favoring the program, and 47% disliking it. Again, though, that 47% includes both people who want Obamacare gone, but also those who want it replaced by something more expansive, like Medicare for All.
At the top, I mentioned the economic collapse. As most people get their healthcare via their employers, when they are no longer employed, well, the Obamacare exchanges are where they go to get healthcare (COBRA is hella expensive and not really a solution), so the 20M+ unemployed are directly impacted if Comrade Lord Damp Nut gets his way.