The Trump administration will continue to push the Supreme Court to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, rejecting a last-minute attempt by Attorney General William Barr to change course.
“We’re not doing anything. In other words, we’re staying with the group, with Texas and the group,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.
As it stands now, the Trump administration position fully backs the lawsuit filed by a group of Republican states seeking to throw out all of Obamacare, the landmark 2010 health reform law.
Here’s what you need to know about where things stand:
Q. Is Obamacare safe?
A. For now, it is. But its fate is in the hands of the Supreme Court, which agreed to consider the case next term. The justices are likely to hear the case in the 2020-21 session, but a decision is not expected until 2021, after the November election.
Until then, the Trump administration has stressed that the law remains in effect as the case proceeds through the legal system.