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Texas Judge strikes down Obamacare

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16 Dec 2018, 00:37 GMT+10

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 15 (ANI): A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the Affordable Care Act, terming it "unconstitutional."

According to CNN, the judge stated that its mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the rest of the law cannot stand without it.

Celebrating the move to revoke Obamacare, United States President Donald Trump tweeted, "As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster! Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions. Mitch and Nancy, get it done!"

"Wow, but not surprisingly, ObamaCare was just ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a highly respected judge in Texas. Great news for America!" he added.

In July, the Senate had voted to repeal the Obamacare medical device tax. The House voted 283 to 132 to revoke the 2.3 per cent tax on the sale of medical devices.

In an interesting turn of events, some of the Democrats had also joined in with Republicans to repeal the tax as they found the tax to be a harmful innovation.

Last year, Trump had vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare after the Republican tax cut bill is signed into law.

Trump's promise to repeal Obamacare came in the backdrop of an unexpected surge in the enrollment in the health-care law.

Nearly 2.3 million people signed up for coverage through Obamacare exchanges during the first 18 days of the open enrollment period. (ANI)

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