Fort Worth Is Ground Zero in States’ Lawsuit That Targets Obamacare Protections

Obamacare is headed back to court.

On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act is scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. hearing before U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor.

Paxton is leading the charge in this case for 20 states, including Alabama, Florida, North Dakota, and South Carolina, to end the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

“Obamacare is unconstitutional, plain and simple,” Paxton said recently.

This week, the issue is their request to stop enforcement of the Affordable Care Act. Ending the act would eliminate current protections for those with pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy, arthritis and diabetes.

Attorneys from 20 states involved in this lawsuit maintain that Obamacare has been unconstitutional since last year, when the new tax bill eliminated the penalty for people who don’t have health insurance… Read More at Star-Telegram