Noel Francisco, the U.S. government’s top advocate before the Supreme Court, said in a filing late on Thursday, “No further examination is necessary; once the individual mandate and the guaranteed-issue and community-rating provisions are disproved, the remainder of the ACA can’t survive,”
The Trump’s administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to nullify the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obamacare, a law seen as a principal legislative achievement of former president Barack Obama.
The leader to Justice Department’s Office of the Solicitor General, Mr Francisco said, “Nothing the 2017 Congress did demonstrates it would have intended the rest of the ACA to continue to operate in the absence of these three integral provisions”.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House of Representatives Speaker also said, “the Republicans and President Trump campaign to rip away the protections and benefits of the ACA in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, is an act of unfathomable cruelty”.
Mr Trump however criticized healthcare costs and coverage under Obamacare and also promising since his 2016 campaign to replace it with a different plan.
Republicans view the law as excessive government intrusion into the healthcare market. They argue that the system is broken anyway and that they will help more people gain coverage by repealing the law while working to minimize disruptions to those who depend on it.
The propaganda act of Trump administration was made to challenge the ACA by a coalition of Republican governors.