Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday reviewed two bills that would create a state-level replacement of the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, if the ACA is thrown out by the courts. They learned the state may not be able to afford to replicate the act’s protections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday appeared to pour cold water on the idea of Medicare for All, suggesting that Democrats should be building on the Affordable Care Act, not scrapping it.
The Department of Justice took the view Monday that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional.
In a short letter to a court considering the question, attorneys for the DOJ supported a lower court ruling that invalidated the ACA, President Obama’s landmark healthcare law.
Two Republican congressmen introduced proposals Tuesday designed to fix America’s health care system through a variety of market-oriented reforms.