Trump Administration Wages War on the Affordable Care Act in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the midst of a worldwide health crisis, the president has also doubled down on his support for a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.

As the coronavirus pandemic surges in the United States, straining the limits of our health care system, Trump still wants to “terminate” a law that has extended coverage to millions of Americans.

And despite claims he wants to “back preexisting conditions,” he offers no alternative plan to replace the current protections that would be lost.

“The president and his judges would prefer we return to a time when far fewer American had coverage, and when the most vulnerable among us couldn’t access it,” writes Aron. (Ted Eytan / Creative Commons)

Despite the way the law has vastly improved American life over the past ten years, the president is urging the federal judiciary to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act…

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