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Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:14 PM

U.S. judge throws out Maryland bid to protect Obamacare law

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday threw out the state of Maryland’s bid to protect the healthcare law known as Obamacare in a ruling that also sidestepped a decision on whether President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was lawful.

In a win for the Republican president, Baltimore-based U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander said Maryland had failed to show that the Trump administration is likely to terminate enforcement of the 2010 law, officially called the Affordable Care Act.

The claim made by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, “consists of little more than supposition and conjecture about President Trump’s possible actions,” Hollander wrote.

“In effect, the state proclaims that the sky is falling. But, falling acorns, even several of them, do not amount to a falling sky,” Hollander added.

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POLITICS FEBRUARY 1, 2019 / 1:24 PM / UPDATED 5 HOURS AGO
Lawrence Hurley
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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-judge-throws-out-maryland-bid-to-protect-obamacare-law-idUSKCN1PQ5JH

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Eugene Feb 1 OP
red dog 1 Feb 1 #1
lark Feb 2 #4
onenote Feb 2 #5
red dog 1 Feb 2 #9
onenote Feb 2 #10
red dog 1 Feb 2 #11
still_one Feb 1 #2
dalton99a Feb 2 #6
still_one Feb 2 #7
B Stieg Feb 1 #3
Maxheader Feb 2 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. Bad ruling, Bad judge, imo

K&R

(I don't care that she was appointed by Obama)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 09:20 AM

4. Exactly!

Obama, for all that he is certainly a great man, is not a perfect one and he obviously screwed the pooch with her appointment.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 09:40 AM

5. Have you read the decision?

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Response to onenote (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:15 PM

9. I read the Reuters article

Do you have a link to "the decision"?

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Response to onenote (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:38 PM

11. Is the "decision" contained in "Recent Opinions"?

I saw no "decision" on the case at that link.

Am I doing something wrong?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:38 PM

2. This judge is an idiot. The fact that Trump has been able to dismantle key parts of the ACA is

evidence enough of his intentions.


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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 09:59 AM

6. +1. Plus, Trump campaigned on killing Obamacare.

Stupid decision

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 10:38 AM

7. What the judge doesn't seem to grasp, is you don't have to repeal the ACA to destroy it

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:00 PM

3. 54 votes in four years

And this was the party the Prezident inherited.
This is a political decision.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 10:56 AM

8. failed to show that the Trump administration is likely to terminate enforcement of the 2010 law



Yeah, that's a tuffy..Even with the 572,567 attempts by the righty bastards,
to eliminate Obamacare...supposition and conjecture? Like fire is hot?

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