U.S Judge Strikes Down ACA Rule
On Thursday a federal judge stuck down a Trump administration rule aimed at enabling millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Affordable Care Act requirements.
Reuters reports that this is part of the administrations efforts to chip away at the healthcare law.
Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found the rule “is clearly an end-run around the ACA,” the signature domestic achievement of former Democratic President Barack Obama.
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.