Bloomberg Law
Feb. 10, 2021, 9:08 PM

Biden DOJ Tells Top Court U.S. Flips Trump Stance on Obamacare

Greg Stohr
Greg Stohr
Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden’s administration told the U.S. Supreme Court the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, filing an unusual letter that flips the government’s position three months after the justices heard arguments on the law.

The Trump administration had argued against the health-care law, also known as Obamacare, when the justices heard the case Nov. 10.

Opponents are trying to invalidate the entire law by pointing to a Republican-backed 2017 tax change that eliminated a penalty for not having insurance. The penalty was central to the 2012 Supreme Court decision that upheld the so-called individual mandate to have insurance as ...

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