The U.S. justice Department asked the Supreme court to void Obamacare
The U.S. Department of justice asked the Supreme court to completely invalidate the law on the patient protection and affordable health care, which formed the basis of health-care reform Obamacare, conducted under President Barack Obama, according to CNN.
As stated by the solicitor General of the United States, Noel Francisco, representing the Supreme court, the Ministry of justice and the Executive, when some provisions of the act will be void "the remaining part of the ACA (Affordable Care Act - ed.) must be deemed invalid". The speaker of the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi criticized the decision of the administration of the President of the United States.
In December 2018 a judge in Texas ruled that the reform, known under the informal title, Obamacare should be repealed, because Congress canceled its key provision - the penalties for lack of insurance. The decision was taken at the suit of the 20 States, which demanded to cancel the law Obamacare. In December, 2019 upon appeal, the court held that the decision to abolish the entire law should be revised. In March of this year this case took to the Supreme court. It is not excluded that the decision will be made after the presidential elections to be held in November 2020.
The reform of 2010 required all Americans to buy health insurance, and in return promised subsidies to the poor. The reform increased competition among insurers, as hoped by the organizers. And the influx of new patients who are obliged to buy insurance, only the inflated prices because the insurers lost the right to refuse policies to people with chronic diseases. Republicans in Congress have previously made the abolition of fines, de facto depriving consumers of financial incentives for the purchase of policies. However, all the proposed Republican alternatives to the law have consistently failed in the Senate. Democrats and Republicans accuse each other of failing to reform health care.