Barr, in an interview with CBS News on Thursday, said the department would ask the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act when it takes up a politically-charged challenge in its new term that begins in October.
“We had an opportunity, all the stakeholders in the administration, to discuss this, and the Department is going to be taking the position as the president states,” Barr said.
He was asked if that could mean depriving even more people of health coverage during a health and economic crisis.
“The president’s made clear that he strongly supports coverage of preexisting conditions,” Barr replied. “And there will be coverage of preexisting conditions. And, you know, he expects to fix and replace Obamacare with a better health care system.”
But the administration has not advanced a replacement should Obamacare be thrown out.
During the 2016 campaign,
Late in 2018, U.S. District Judge
Some Democrats and some legal scholars ridiculed the ruling, but the Supreme Court agreed to rule on the question.
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