Texas judge rules Obamacare 'unconstitutional'

This ruling now may put the healthcare for millions of Americans in jeopardy, as President Donald Trump applauded the decision and Democrats condemned it.
2:24 | 12/17/18

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We begin at the future of obamacare hanging in the balance. After a Texas judge struck down a law calling it unconstitutional. Health insurance for millions of Americans now at risk president trump praised the ruling. Saying congress. Can now create something better. But that decision is heading power and appeal and possibly the Supreme Court ABC's Stephanie around us has indeed tells right now from DC Stephanie good morning. Good morning Republicans say they wanted to maintain the affordable care -- guarantee of health insurance for people with preexisting conditions. But they also say they're still against most or all of the law especially the individual mandate. Today the health care of millions of Americans is in jeopardy. Leading into the last weekend where Americans could sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act a Texas judge ruled the law unconstitutional. After Republicans in congress eliminated the individual mandate requiring everyone to buy insurance last year. The president applauding the decision over the weekend. Exciting things happened over the last 44 hours Democrats quickly condemning the decision but. If you're gonna take away the affordable care. How would you protect the millions of people currently using the moderate Republican Susan Collins believes the ruling will be over hurt. The jet just drilling was far too sweeping he could have taken them much worse sergeant coal approached. Former president Barack Obama posting messages on social media about his signature law. Encouraging Americans to enroll by Sunday's open enrollment deadline despite the ruling. Obama slamming Republicans for again trying to undo the ACA he writes. If they can't get it done in congress they'll keep trying in the courts even when it puts people's preexisting conditions coverage at risk. We're gonna fight this tooth and nail and the first thing we're going to do when we get back fair in the senate is urged put a vote on the floor. Urging an intervention in the case. With Democrats vowing to appeal the decision on the ruling will now make its way through the courts which will likely take months. Probably years. But for now the law remains in place and can is that you mentioned the case could even land at the Supreme Court and back in the hands of the president and in congress back liberty back. Sierra can be a campaign issue in twenty claiming indeed Stephanie Ramos and DC thank you.

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