Millions of Americans Can Keep Health Insurance: Supreme Court Keeps Obamacare
The US Supreme Court refuses to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance plan created under President Barack Obama and known as Obamacare.
The ruling is good news for millions of Americans who can keep their health insurance. She is all the more remarkable because three of the nine Supreme Court justices were appointed by former President Donald Trump, who missed every opportunity to get rid of Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act will be retained in its entirety. The Supreme Court has refused to repeal the groundbreaking law. The decision was made by seven of the nine judges. Remarkable because three of the nine judges in the highest court have been appointed by Donald Trump in recent years. But two out of three voted with the majority.
Obamacare offers Americans from lower-income groups and without health insurance an opportunity to compare and purchase policies on (online) insurance exchanges. In addition, depending on their income, they can claim federal subsidies. More than 20 million Americans can claim health insurance thanks to Obamacare.
When former President Donald Trump entered the White House, he tried from the outset to get rid of his predecessor’s health care system.
The Supreme Court attack was already the third attempt to get rid of Obamacare. This indictment came from the state of Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states. They argued that a recent amendment to the law rendered the entire law unconstitutional. According to them, since the fine for being uninsured has been abolished, the insurance obligation has lapsed.
The Supreme Court has refused to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It bases its decision on a procedural argument. The court ruled that Texas and the other Republican states that have appealed the law had no legal basis for doing so.