The Grand Old Party (GOP) has led a lawsuit against Obamacare in the court. According to GOP, Obamacare could cause the sick patient to higher cost and leave around 20 million individuals uninsured. However, Republicans are facing issues in Congress as they do not have any optional plan for it. Through this way, GOP is close to their goal of undoing the healthcare law. This was pending from a decade. The GOP state official’s states that, Obamacare lacks an essential component, that is the fine on the uninsured. This fine was zeroed out by Congress as a part of the 2017 Republican tax overhaul.
This lawsuit was considered a success initially for GOP. Also, a federal judge has declared the healthcare law illegal. However, now it is under a court panel of three judges. This appeals court can send the case at lower court to solve. The court might hold the decision until the election of 2020. If the supreme court declares Obamacare undemocratic, then all its associated provisions will close. The provisions such as individuals with age less than 26 years covered under their parent’s coverage, government coverage expansion to poor, insurers can’t charge more for sick people than healthy people.
The Republicans are demanding a quick replacement for Obamacare if in case Obamacare falls. This will help to protect the sick individuals. Democrats are planning hard moves against Republicans to undo the healthcare law. In 2018, the issue of healthcare was a liability for the GOP, and it will increase if suddenly the law falls, and coverage of many individuals taken away. However, as per the Morning Consult poll, voters have more trust on Democrats than Republicans for keeping the healthcare cost low. Besides that, the administration has not presented any alternative for Obamacare till yet. However, they are working on a proposal as an alternative to present in front of the White House and Republicans.