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US justice dept asks SC to scrap Obamacare as Trump readies for election

While Trump has supported the unsuccessful Congressional Republican repeal and replace plans in 2017, he has not presented an ObamaCare alternative of his own

President Donald Trump signs an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP| PTI)
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The legal filing, while expected, makes official the Trump administration's position in the Supreme Court against the health law months ahead of the November general elections, according to a report in The Hill new website.

IANS Washington
US President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday night argued in a legal brief filed to the Supreme Court that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the ObamaCare should be invalidated, the media reported.
"The entire ACA thus must fall with the individual mandate, though the scope of relief entered in this case should be limited to provisions shown to injure the plaintiffs," the Department of Justice wrote in the brief filed on Thursday night.
The legal filing, while expected, makes official the Trump administration's position in the Supreme Court against the health law months ahead of the November general elections, according

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First Published: Jun 26 2020 | 1:01 PM IST

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