Trump administration moves to overturn Affordable Care Act

The reversal could affect millions of Americans enrolled on the plan, including people with pre-existing conditions who President Trump promised to protect. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
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We turned out to the new battle over Obama care for the trump administration's surprise announcement that it wants to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act. As both sides of the political aisle plot their next moves millions of Americans faced the possibility of losing their health insurance. It is his motor co saw RD has the latest details from Washington. Good morning Mona. Good morning Kenneth. Since obamacare was implemented almost a decade ago it's faced a number of challenges and this latest move is once again. Casting uncertainty over the future of the federal law. Tensions rising in Washington as the White House turned its attention. From the mullah report to the Affordable Care Act in a surprising move Monday president trump reignited the obamacare debate. This time his Department of Justice asking a federal appeals court to strike the entire month down as unconstitutional. The reversal could impact millions of Americans who receive coverage. Nearly thirteen million people got coverage under obamacare is Medicaid expansion. More than two million young adults doing their parents' plans. And 52 million people with pre existing conditions were protected. And could no longer being the law is eliminated don't they know what the American people really care about. Better health care Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote biting the president's words on Twitter to call Republicans quote. The party that ended health care Republicans. Listen. Americans do not want to see the protections and done many democratic candidates ran on the issue during the midterm elections. A big reason they swept into the majority. Republicans have yet to introduce a replacement for obamacare but president trump didn't make this vague promise last year. Attacked. Americans. With pre existing conditions. Well while the White House is trying to M and eliminate Obama care. Democrats are trying to shore not just yesterday they introduce legislation that would expand enrollment to millions more people's look at it. We could see this battle going well into twenties running. Mention that experts do say this legal battle of obamacare could it take at least a year to play out. Mona thank you.

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