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Barr Defends Latest Trump Effort to Overturn Obamacare in Court

April 9, 2019, 3:00 PM

Attorney General William Barr defended the Trump administration’s renewed assault in the courts against Obamacare, scoffing at criticism from Democrats.

“If you think it’s such an outrageous position, you have nothing to worry about,” Barr told Representative Matt Cartwright during testimony April 9 before a House Appropriations panel. “Let the courts do their job.”

The Justice Department shifted its stance last month, siding with opponents of the Affordable Care Act who argue that it’s unconstitutional and should be scrapped entirely after arguing last year that only parts of the 2010 law should be struck down.

“Millions of American who currently ...