Either he is the dumbest candidate to seek re-election; or, he realizes his time is numbered and wants dismantling of the Affordable Care Act to be his legacy. He's only been trying for four years . . . Trump administration urges Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The late-night court filing came on the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown have gotten coverage through HealthCare.gov. The administration's legal brief makes no mention of the coronavirus.
[ LOL! Because NO ONE will put 2 + 2 together! ]
Overall, some 20 million Americans could lose their health coverage, and protections for people with preexisting health conditions also would be put at risk if the court agrees with the administration in the case, which won't be heard before the fall.
The information on new sign-ups for health coverage comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The figures are partial because they don't include sign-ups from states that run their own health insurance marketplaces. Major states like California and New York aren't counted in the federal statistics.
An estimated 27 million people may have lost job-based coverage due to layoffs, and it's unclear what — if anything — they're turning to as a fallback. People who lose employer health care are eligible for a special sign-up period for subsidized plans under the Obama-era law. Many may also qualify for Medicaid.
The Trump administration has been criticized for not doing as much as states like California to publicize these readily available backups. In response, administration officials say they've updated the HealthCare.gov website to make it easier for consumers to find information on special sign-up periods.
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