Court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

2 years 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 18 2019 Dec 18, 2019 December 18, 2019 4:35 PM December 18, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court says the “individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review. Wednesday’s 2-1 ruling was handed down by a three-judge panel in New Orleans. The judges largely sidestepped what happens to some of the most popular parts of the Affordable Care Act. Those include protections for those with pre-existing conditions, Medicaid expansion and the ability for children under the age of 26 to remain on their parents insurance. The court’s ruling ensures “Obamacare” will remain a political issue during the 2020 election campaign, giving Democrats a line of attack against President Donald Trump.

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