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Senate majority intends to fight efforts to kill Affordable Care Act

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Senate majority intends to fight efforts to kill Affordable Care Act
Senate majority intends to fight efforts to kill Affordable Care Act

At least five Supreme Court Justices, including two members of its conservative majority, say they would reject attempts by republicans and the Trump Administration to kill the Affordable Care Act.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested that the court may cast aside the challenged provision of the law, the individual mandate, while leaving the rest of the law standing.

JUSTICES, INCLUDING TWO MEMBERSOF ITS CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY,SAY THEY WOULD REJECT ATTEMPTSBY REPUBLICANS AND THE TRUMPADMINISTRATION TO KILL THEAFFORDABLE CARE ACT.CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS ANDJUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGHSUGGESTED THAT THE COURT MAYCAST ASIDE THE CHALLENGEDPROVISION OF THE LAW -- THEINDIVIDUAL MANDATE -- WHILELEAVING THE REST OF THE LAWSTANDING.THE MANDATE REQUIRES MOSTAMERICANS TO OBTAIN HEALTHINSURANCE OR PAY A PENALTY.THE GOP-CONTROLLED CONGRESSREDUCED THE PENALTY TO$0-DOLLARS IN 2017."I THINK IT'S HARD FOR YOU TOARGUE THAT CONGRESS INTENDEDTHE ENTIRE ACT TO FALL IF THEMANDATE WERE STRUCK DOWN WHENTHE SAME CONGRESS HAT LOWEREDTHE PENALTY TO ZERO DID NOTEVEN TRY TO REPEAL THE REST OFTHE ACT."SEVERAL NEVADA DOCTORS HAVESIGNED A NATIONAL LETTEREXPRESSING CONCERNS FOR THEIRPATIENTS IF THE AFFORDABLE CAREACT IS OVERTURNED-- THEY FEARMANY PATIENTS COULD FINDTHEMSELVES WITHOUT ACCESS TOHEALTHCARE... OVERNIGHT.THE CLARK COUNTY EDUCATION

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