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Trump administration will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court

June 8, 2018

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The Trump administration declared that it will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act from a challenge filed by 20 states in a brief filed Thursday night because it agrees that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and that key parts of the act — including the provisions protecting those with pre-existing conditions — are invalid.

President Trump has long declared the ACA, also known as Obamacare, to be a “disaster” and the brief is the latest attempt by his administration to weaken President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.

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