via Reuters by Eric Beech
A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine.
Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, the lawsuit said that without the individual mandate, which was eliminated as part of the Republican tax law signed by President Donald Trump in December, Obamacare was unlawful.
"The U.S. Supreme Court already admitted that an individual mandate without a tax penalty is unconstitutional," Paxton said in a statement. "With no remaining legitimate basis for the law, it is time that Americans are finally free from the stranglehold of Obamacare, once and for all," he said.
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Breaking: AG Brad Shimmel & 19 other AGs are saying Obamacare is unconstitutional and needs to be ended, now that the GOP ended the penalty associated with the individual mandate.— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) February 27, 2018
Shimmel and 19 AGs will ask for an immediate injunction to suspend Obamacare enforcement as part of their new attempt to overturn it. They say now that congress has killed off the fine related to the mandate, the entire law is unconstitutional.— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) February 27, 2018
Shimmel: Justice Roberts hung the constitutionality of Obamacare on the idea that the mandate was a 'tax'. If the 'tax' is gone and only the mandate to buy a product remains, Obamacare is unconstitutional.— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) February 27, 2018