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A spokesman for the centers for Medicare & – Medicaid Services, told Fox News early Saturday that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, health insurance will continue despite a Federal judge ruling that the law is unconstitutional and needs to be “invalid.”
U.S. district judge Reed O’connor, a Federal judge in Texas appointed by President George W. Bush decided that last year’s tax cut bill knocked on the constitutional basis, under Obamacare by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. The rest of the law is not separate from this provision and is therefore invalid, he wrote.
The decision came on the evening before the Dec. 15 deadline for Americans.
The spokesman for CMS, told Fox that the judge’s decision, which was applauded by President Trump, is still working its way through the courts, and that is not the last word in the matter.
“There is no impact on the current reporting or reporting in a year 2019, the plan,” the spokesman said.
The Congress is unlikely to act while the case is still before the courts. Numerous high-ranking Republican lawmakers said that they intend to also strike down the ACA ensures popular measures, such as protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions, if they are repealed, the penalties for the people who can afford coverage, but uninsured.
To appeal to Xavier Becerra, California attorney general, vowed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.
“Today’s ruling is an attack on the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, of the 20 million Americans progress in the direction of the affordable health care for all Americans rely on the A. C. A. consumer-protection for the healthcare industry, on America’s faithful,” Becerra said in a statement, The New York Times.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is expected to fight House speaker in January, swore to what they called “absurd decision.”
Trump tweeted his support for the government party, saying, “Obamacare has been struck down as UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster!” He continued, “Now the Congress must pass a STRONG law that offers good health care, and protects pre-existing conditions.”
Over 20 million people have gained health insurance since the ACA passed in 2010 without a single Republican vote. Currently, around 10 million subsidized private insurance through the health law, the insurance markets, while estimated to have covered 12 million low-income people through its Medicaid expansion.
The White house said late Friday that it expects to be the ruling, appealed to the Supreme court. The five judges, Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s four liberals-have upheld the health care law in 2012, in the first big case — all of the support.
The Associated Press contributed to this report