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

Some Reasons Why Obamacare Faces A Court Challenge

Lawson Bader is President of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) which is providing support for the plaintiff-challengers to the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Bader writes in a new report for Human Events (online, Feb. 23) saying that a victory for Plaintiffs in the case of King versus Burwell would mean “some relief from Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates and penalties.” Bader’s report also says that a Plaintiff’s victory would usher in “healthcare alternatives.” The benefit? It may offer states more leeway in terms of being able to give people the option to choose plans more within reach of their pocketbooks. It also pointedly means, “insurance companies will no longer received ‘free money’ in the form of taxpayer dollars.”

Bader further elaborates in his Human Events piece, “Aspects of Obamacare have harmed millions of people by causing them to lose their jobs, reducing their hours or pay, and taking away their health plans or ability to choose their own doctor. And many Americans are also paying more for their insurance and higher taxes.”

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