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Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

Here's a rundown of where the major lawsuits stand, from cases challenging the administration's approval of Medicaid work requirements to a lawsuit arguing the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

Trump made the surprise decision to talk up health legislation last week immediately after the release of a summary of Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, and is encouraging his party to make it a signature issue going into the 2020 elections. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates said late Friday the plans were "clearly an end-run" around ACA provisions aimed at protecting consumers. Those that have been set up are now in limbo - a Justice Department spokeswoman said after Bates' ruling that the administration is "considering all available options", including an appeal.

Key aspects of President Trump's health care agenda are struggling to overcome legal challenges in the courts.

Sanders, who leads some of the early polls of Democratic White House hopefuls alongside former Vice President Joe Biden, has touted several other bold proposals on the campaign, including "Medicare for all" - a single-payer health care system.

But beyond pre-existing conditions protections, Mulvaney did not address how the 8.4 million Americans who have coverage through HealthCare.gov and state exchanges would all maintain their coverage under a potential GOP replacement plan.

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"But there's no indication that the White House, executive branch agencies like Health and Human Services or Republicans in Congress are working on a comprehensive plan".

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, ruled that when Congress repealed the ACA's fines for being uninsured, it knocked the constitutional foundation out from under the entire law.

Two federal judges in Washington, D.C., this past week blocked Trump's work requirements for Medicaid and small business health plans.

The plans known as association health plans allowed sole proprietors and other business owners to band together to buy insurance at reduced rates. According to a report in Axios, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the minority leader in the House, told Trump over the phone that his renewed fight against the Affordable Care Act "made no sense" in light of the fact that Democrats successfully fended off multiple GOP attempts to repeal the law in 2017. Trump said last week his subordinates were 'working on a plan now'.

Bates' ruling comes after an intense week in the courts for the administration's health care policies. His ruling seems to signal limits to how far the Trump administration can advance with its strategy of relying on regulations to transform health care.

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