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Trump Care

The Trump administration suffered another blow to its health care agenda in federal court on Thursday when a district court judge said a rule to expand insurance plans that do not have to meet all of the requirements under the 2010 health care law is invalid.

"Was this a good week for the Trump administration?" The Trump administration is working to repeal the law. "It seems to me that you can resolve this issue more narrowly than by striking down the ACA".

On Wednesday, one jettisoned the administration's approval of Medicaid work requirements in two states and another on Thursday blocked a rule that would make it easier for small businesses to band together to buy health insurance, which could undermine Obamacare.

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Judd said the real number, however, is even more troubling. "If it's working so well, why are the people still coming?" "Why are these historic numbers - again, 100,000 people will cross the border this month alone", Mulvaney said .

The case "probably ends up in the Supreme Court", Trump continued.

Despite the president's confidence in his party's ability to enact a new health care law, congressional Republicans are not so sure.

A flaw in this cynical calculation is that Republicans can not prevent Democrats from attacking them over health care by abandoning the issue; if that strategy worked, the 2018 elections would have gone very differently.

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The outages often knock out water pumps and communications for millions, forcing schools and businesses to close and cutting people off from family and friends.

A common thread in the various health care cases is that they involve lower-court rulings for now, and there's no telling how they may ultimately be decided. On Monday, the Justice Department said in a letter to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the entire ACA should be invalidated.

Rules allowing association health plans began going into effect less than six months ago, and according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, which studies trends in health care, only a few plans have been announced. From An additional 942,000 non-elderly Alabamians have pre-existing conditions and could be denied coverage without the law's pre-existing conditions protections.

U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates last week struck down the administration's health plans for small business and sole proprietors, which allowed less generous benefits than required by the ACA. Bureau officials did not immediately know what the impact of Bates' ruling would be on their plan, said Rob Robertson, the bureau's chief administrator.

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