I knew this would blow up in Trump’s face.
Courtesy of NBC News:
After congressional Republicans repeatedly failed last year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump promised to “let Obamacare implode” on its own.
A new lawsuit being filed Thursday argues that Trump’s efforts to make good on that promise violate the U.S. Constitution.
Trump has “waged a relentless effort to use executive action alone to undermine and, ultimately, eliminate the law,” the complaint charges, according to a draft obtained by NBC News. The lawsuit is being filed in Maryland federal court by the cities of Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati and Baltimore.
Since his first executive order directing federal agencies to claw back as much of the Affordable Care Act as possible, Trump’s directives have increased health coverage costs and depressed enrollment, the complainants say.
Specifically, the suit argues that Trump is violating Article II of the Constitution, requiring the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
“There’s a clear case of premeditated destruction of the Affordable Care Act,” said Zach Klein, Columbus City Attorney.
I still think that Democrats running on protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act are running on winning strategy.
Polling for Obamacare has only gone up since Obama left office, and now it is seen by more and more Americans as the beneficial policy that it was always intended to be.
Until the country is ready to move to a single payer system, Obamacare is the best chance at affordable health care for the most Americans.
Plus it was always set up as a gateway to single payer, so ultimately it should be something that EVERY Democrat can embrace.