T The federal judge, who declares the unconstitutionality of Obamacare unconstitutional, will allow the law to remain in force during the appeal process.
US. District Judge Reed O'Connor in the northern district of Texas, who said the law was not unconstitutional because Congress set the fine to zero for the uninsured, rescinded the law in a Sunday order. The verdict is likely to be appealed to the US Circuit Court for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans. It can make its way to the Supreme Court.
Democratic Attorneys General have pledged to appeal the verdict and asked O & Connor to stay.
The initial verdict of O & # 39; Connor, a candidate appointed by George W. Bush, undermines the entire health bill, officially known as the Affordable Care Act. Provisions include the extension of the state-funded Medicaid to the poor, the obligation for insurers to cover people with pre-existing illness, and provisions that allow under-26s to remain in their parent's health insurance.
O & Connor wrote in his ruling, insisting on the ruling that "many American Americans would otherwise be subject to great uncertainty during the pending appeal".
The lawsuit in this case Texas vs. Azar was brought forward by 20 Republican civil servants, who asked to discard Obamacare as a result of the new tax law, nullifying a tax law penalty for uninsured persons, known as "single mandate". The officials argued that the punishment was central to the rest of the law, and without it the rest would have to collapse.
Trump's Department of Justice had joined the lawsuit, however specifically asked to quash the rules for pre-existing illnesses. These rules prohibit health insurance companies from rejecting sick clients, charging them higher costs for their illness, or refusing to cover medical benefits associated with managing their condition.