June 7, 2018
The Trump administration is arguing parts of Obamacare are now unconstitutional.
The DOJ claimed in court Thursday that the health care law’s protections relating to pre-existing conditions are currently improper, because the individual mandate was repealed.
Department officials believe because the Obamacare mandate was repealed, but is still in place– the mandate is no longer a tax.
The move is part of a lawsuit filed by 20 GOP led states who argue Obamacare should be overturned.
The DOJ believes pre-existing conditions and the individual mandate must go hand-in-hand, claiming that part of the law is now unconstitutional.