Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

A court has blocked a Trump administration rule allowing cheaper health insurance plans that don't provide consumer protections required by the federal Affordable Care Act

It is true that especially in the event the lawsuit fails, no conservative health-care plan has a chance of passage through a Democratic House.

Another Republican senator interviewed anonymously for the Bolton/Sullivan piece admitted that Trump's anti-ACA strategy is "not a good one for us".

A federal court has blocked a new rule by the Trump administration that allows health insurance plans that are cheaper than Obamacare and offer fewer consumer protections.

Over 11 million reportedly signed up for Obamacare coverage this year. The Trump administration is working to repeal the law.

In the Texas case, Trump could lose by winning.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Monday outlined three approaches that a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act should include. "But we're doing something that is going to be much less expensive than Obamacare for the people. and we're going to have (protections for) pre-existing conditions and will have a much lower deductible".

It was that concern - and qualms about the legal justification for the move - that drew objections from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Attorney General William Barr and White House counsel Pat Cipollone as the White House debated its position on the Texas lawsuit, which was brought by a coalition of Republican-led states.

In the suit filed by 11 states and the District of Columbia, the judge found the department unreasonably expanded the definition of employers to include groups without any real commonality of interest as well as business owners without employees. Mulvaney told ABC News that "debate about pre-existing conditions is over". The judge questioned whether the requirements were compatible with Medicaid's central objective of providing "medical assistance" to low-income people.

The Labor Department said in a CNN report it disagreed with the decision while the Justice Department said it will consider "all available options" after Bates' ruling.

The Trump administration earlier this week called for the total repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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