It is not a surprise as they have screamed the same thing for net neutrality, tax breaks and everything else President Donald Trump and Republicans have done.
But it is rare that a former president has a temper tantrum in front of the world.
The 44th president took to Facebook on Saturday to pout over the Obamacare decision and to call on citizens to get coverage.
There are two things you need to know today about health care.
First, today’s the last day of open enrollment. That means it’s the deadline to make sure you and the people you love have health insurance in 2019. So head over to HealthCare.gov to get covered!
Second, you might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. That can be a scary thing to hear, particularly if you or someone you care about has a pre-existing condition. And that’s why it’s so important for you to know that last night’s ruling changes nothing for now. As this decision makes its way through the courts, which will take months, if not years, the law remains in place and will likely stay that way. Open enrollment is proceeding as planned today. And a good way to show that you’re tired of people trying to take away your health care is to go get covered!
A lot of good people are fighting to ensure that nothing about your care will change. The ACA protects your pre-existing conditions, no matter how you get your insurance. Young people can stay on their parents’ plans until they’re 26. Preventive care like checkups, mammograms, and contraceptive care are still covered. Mental health care is still covered. Women can’t be charged more just for being a woman. All of that is guaranteed by the ACA as long as it’s the law.
But all of this should also be a reminder that Republicans will never stop trying to undo all that. If they can’t get it done in Congress, they’ll keep trying in the courts, even when it puts people’s pre-existing conditions coverage at risk. The only way to convince them to stop trying to repeal this law, and start working to make health care better, is to keep voting, in big numbers, in every election, for people who’ll protect and improve our care.
So go get covered today at HealthCare.gov!
He is right about one thing….
It is unlikely that anything will happen to the law in 2019 so if you intended to halt coverage based on this decision it would be wise to keep it.
Where he is wildly incorrect is that it likely will not take years to get to the Supreme Court.
Then when it gets in front of the SCOTUS it is likely that it will be declared unconstitutional as the rationale for it surviving its first trip to the court is now gone.
When President Trump got rid of the individual mandate he got rid of what made it a tax.
Which means that if it does not have that, then it does not hold the legal muster to stand.
Well, done TRUMP!