Published: Wed, April 03, 2019
Health Care | By Edgar Pierce

Trump tees up a health care fight with an uncertain outcome

Trump tees up a health care fight with an uncertain outcome

"That's Trump's health insurance plan", Sanders said during an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation".

Another Republican senator interviewed anonymously for the Bolton/Sullivan piece admitted that Trump's anti-ACA strategy is "not a good one for us".

Over 11 million reportedly signed up for Obamacare coverage this year.

The President, they said, wants to telegraph to his political base that he is standing firm on his promise to repeal the entire law despite failing to wrangle Republicans to do just that during a drawn out legislative battle in 2017, when the party held both chambers of Congress.

A flaw in this cynical calculation is that Republicans can not prevent Democrats from attacking them over health care by abandoning the issue; if that strategy worked, the 2018 elections would have gone very differently. He said every replacement plan included protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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A common thread in the various health care cases is that they involve lower-court rulings for now, and there's no telling how they may ultimately be decided.

A federal judge's ruling against a type of health insurance plan designed for small business owners has some companies now thinking about what to do next.

New York, 10 other states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the Association Health Plan rule.

News of the president and his acting chief of staff's maneuvering comes after reports from a Trump administration insider revealed that it was Mulvaney, and not Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, that pushed to eliminate the Special Olympics from the department's upcoming budget.

The Trump administration says it will continue to approve state requests for work requirements, but has not indicated if it will appeal. Bates found that administration regulations creating the plans were "clearly an end-run" around the Obama health law and also ran afoul of other federal laws governing employee benefits. Bates said he agreed with states challenging the rule that the Department of Labor stretched the definition of the "employer".

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