The Democrats just suffered a major setback in the Supreme Court that is good news for President Trump.
The nation’s highest court just agreed to take up the challenge to Obamacare’s individual mandate but will not do so in the expedited manned Pelosi and the House Democrats demanded.
Instead, they will hear the case in the October term meaning any decision will come after the 2020 election.
The Democrats wanted to make this a big campaign issue and were probably secretly hoping the court would rule against them throwing the health care market into chaos right before the election as health care is a winning message for them. (See 2018 midterms.)
Look, Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders are doing Trump no favors with how they have handled Obamacare.
The facts are not complicated – some of Obamacare provisions like protecting pre-existing conditions and not overcharging middle-aged people before they are eligible for Medicare should stay as Trump has said.
Bit Obamacare did nothing to stop the rising cost of healthcare – those costs far outpace inflation – and that is the reason the system teeters on the edge.
We will need to come together to solve the pricing issue and thankfully the Supreme Court will not allow the Dems to politicize this issue in 20202.
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will take up a legal challenge to Obamacare, agreeing to hear the case in its new term that begins in October. That means the program will continue for at least another year.
It also means the justices won’t be handing down a ruling on the contentious issue of health care this June, just as the presidential campaign heats up. That may be good news for Republicans, who would prefer to avoid the issue in an election year.
A federal appeals court ruled in December that the individual mandate in Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional. But it sent the case back to the trial judge for another look at whether the entire law is invalid or some parts can survive.
The U.S. House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, and a group of blue states urged the Supreme Court in January to take the case and issue a decision promptly, in its current term, instead of leaving the fate of the law in limbo.
“That uncertainty threatens adverse consequences for our nation’s health care system, including for patients, doctors, insurers, and state and local governments,” they told the court.
But the justices rejected the invitation for expedited scheduling, agreeing instead to follow the normal rules.