Obamacare may soon be no more, as the Justice Department informed a federal court it would not defend the government in a lawsuit against the health care law.
The announcement means Democrat state attorneys general must defend the law against a suit seeking to invalidate the entire act.
The suit hinges on a 2012 Supreme Court ruling upholding the so-called “Affordable Care Act” as a constitutional act of Congress, because it was a tax on not having health insurance coverage.
One of the first things President Donald Trump did upon taking office was to instruct the Internal Revenue Service to no longer collect the tax. The suit argues that since Congress is no longer collecting the tax, the rest of the Act is now unconstitutional.
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