The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is essential Health Insurance for millions of low-income and indigent people.
The current Trump Administration is attempting to do the following to invalidate the current ACA:
- Ordering the DOJ (Dept of Justice) to file with the Fifth Circuit Court Federal Appeals Court, trying to affirm that the Dec 2018 ruling by a Texas federal judge in Texas vs. United States which invalidates the remaining portions of the ACA.
- Potentially will try and pursue this to the Supreme Court
Other attempts to undermine ACA are:
- US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) approving eight (8) states to impose work requirements in order to qualify for Medicaid. Seven more states are pending.
- HHS considering allocating Medicaid payments to states in form of block grants or per capita Medicaid funding formulas.
Blog posts going into the above in more depth, and for tracking:
-Texas vs United States
-HHS – work requirements
-HHS block grants
Source info for this page was: NASW monitor ACA sabotage attempts