The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “Obama Healthcare Reform” continues to be effective
China News Service, Washington, June 17 (Reporter Sha Hanting) The U.S. Supreme Court on the 17th local time rejected Texas and others’ legal challenge to the “Obamacare Reform” (ie, the “Affordable Care Act”), “Obamacare Reform” “Will continue to be effective.
In this ruling, seven justices of the Supreme Court expressed support for “Obamacare” and two justices expressed opposition. Justice Breyer stated in his opinion that the state and individual who appealed this time did not have the “legal qualifications” to file a lawsuit against the mandatory purchase of medical insurance clauses in the “Obamacare Reform.”
p > US President Biden welcomed the ruling and said that tens of millions of people have benefited from the Affordable Care Act. He stated that he would further advance the reform of medical insurance on the basis of this law.
The leader of this lawsuit, Texas Attorney General Paxton (Ken Paxton) said he will continue to work to repeal the law. He posted on social media that “Obamacare” is to allow the federal government to control the health insurance system, and such a ruling by the Supreme Court will be “the end of federalism principles and limited government.”
According to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this month, 31 million Americans currently have access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
According to the “Affordable Medical Care Act”, the insurance industry is prohibited from refusing to sell medical insurance to purchasers based on their previous medical history, nor is it allowed to charge premiums based on gender or medical history. The law also contains a clause that obliges the vast majority of Americans to purchase health insurance, otherwise they will be fined. However, Congress passed a resolution in 2017 to no longer impose fines on non-insured persons.
The state of Texas, which filed the lawsuit this time, believes that the mandatory purchase of medical insurance clause is unconstitutional, so the law should be completely abolished. The Supreme Court ruled that these states have no right to file a lawsuit on this matter, but it did not rule on whether the mandatory purchase of medical insurance is unconstitutional. (End)