Trump predicts Supreme Court will overturn ObamaCare
President Trump on Wednesday predicted that the Supreme Court would declare ObamaCare unconstitutional and that Democrats and Republicans would have to work together on a new health plan.
“That case from Texas should win in the Supreme Court,” Trump said Wednesday during a televised cabinet meeting.
“We should win at the Supreme Court, where this case will go. When we do, we will sit down with the Democrats and we will come up with great health care.”
A district judge in Texas recently ruled that the entire ObamaCare law is unconstitutional in a lawsuit brought by 20 Republican-led states. The suit was supported by the Trump administration.
Democratic-led states are appealing the ruling, but many have speculated that the Supreme Court could eventually hear the case.
District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled last month that ObamaCare is unconstitutional because it can’t stand without the individual mandate penalty, which Congress repealed in the 2017 tax law.
The Democratic attorneys general defending ObamaCare in the lawsuit have vowed to appeal the ruling as soon as possible.
Legal experts on both sides of the aisle were stunned by the ruling and expect it to be overturned on appeal.
If the case reaches the Supreme Court, it could drag the issue of health care and pre-existing conditions into the 2020 elections.
Democrats largely credit their incoming House majority to the Trump administration’s decision not to defend ObamaCare in court and the GOP’s attempts to repeal the law.
House Democrats plan to vote next week to intervene in the case to defend ObamaCare, putting Republicans on record on the issue once again.