Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional – The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON — A conservative federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act ‘‘invalid’’ on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.
In a 55-page opinion, US District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that last year’s tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under ‘‘Obamacare’’ by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. The rest of the law cannot be separated from that provision and is therefore invalid, he wrote.
Supporters of the law immediately said they would appeal. ‘‘Today’s misguided ruling will not deter us: our coalition will continue to fight in court for the health and wellbeing of all Americans,’’ said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is leading a coalition of states defending the ACA.
Just wondering… why didn’t he do this BEFORE the election?