The Department of Justice took the view Monday that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional.
It creates a national reinsurance program to offset high medical bills for insurers and thereby keep premium increases in check.
"Health care was central not only to the campaign but the reason why I got into this race", said Kim, D-3rd Dist. "Health care is such a worry to so many people".
"This week, we will take another step forward to strengthen protections for pre-existing conditions, reverse the GOP's health care sabotage, and lower Americans' health costs", Pelosi said. The legal filing gave Democrats a natural opening to focus on an issue they say is more important to voters than the Mueller investigation.
The Trump administration is going to court to fight to dismantle the Affordable Care Act entirely.
And if Democratic presidential candidates don't get too loud and contentious about their differences over how to achieve universal coverage, that's probably the where the battle lines will stay. Instead, officials argued that since the tax was now gone, the provisions of the law requiring insurance companies to sell to people with preexisting conditions and not charge them more should fall.
Trump swept into office promising to "repeal and replace" the Obama health law, but was unable to do so, even with a Congress fully under Republican control.
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Democrats are happy to be discussing health care, two days after Attorney General William Barr dealt a blow to the president's opponents by revealing that the special counsel investigation found no instance of collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth earlier ruled in favor of the plaintiff states, and Democratic-led states have appealed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. At the time, the administration argued that the community rating rule and the guaranteed issue requirement - protections for people with pre-existing conditions - could not be defended but the rest of the law could stand.
Some Senate Republicans said that while Trump didn't offer any details on what health care in the USA might look like if the states' challenge succeeds, they said it was too early to be certain. It's rare for the Justice Department to decline to defend a federal law.
"The Department of Justice has determined that the district court's judgment should be affirmed", The Justice Department wrote in Tuesday's memo.
He said prescription drug pricing is "absolutely" an area where Democrats could work with the Trump administration. The case will continue to wind through the courts and will likely end up before the Supreme Court.
Conway said Obamacare had not been a "magic elixir" since more than 27.4 million non-elderly individuals in the United States were without health insurance in 2017, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
O'Connor's ruling relied on that limited change to determine that the Individual Mandate "can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress's Tax Power".
About 11.8 million consumers nationwide enrolled in 2018 Obamacare exchange plans, according to the USA government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.