Drop the lawsuits and improve health care access for Texans

Since the start of the Obama administration in 2009, Texas has sued the federal government more than 48 times, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. The state’s latest lawsuit is a renewed effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a response to Congress’ 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which does away with the ACA’s tax penalty for not carrying health insurance starting in 2019. A coalition of 20 state attorneys general, led by Texas and Wisconsin, filed the lawsuit Feb. 26 in federal court in Texas, arguing that removal of the tax penalty invalidates the entire ACA. Texans should critically evaluate the merits of this latest suit, brought by our attorney general’s office, which is responsible for “serv[ing] and protect[ing] the rights of all citizens of Texas.”

Source: Drop the lawsuits and improve health care access for Texans / TribTalk

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