After the July 27, 2017, vote on the Health Care Freedom Act, Newsweek “found at least 70 Republican-led attempts to repeal, modify or otherwise curb the Affordable Care Act since its inception as law on March 23, 2010.”
The latest attempt was made by Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states to have the law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
However, their bid failed again as the court, in its latest ruling, upheld the law.
The justices ruled by a 7-2 majority that the challengers did not have the legal basis to sue, and as such, did not address the question of whether a key provision in the law was unconstitutional.
Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act, the signature bill of former President Barack Obama, has been a thorn in the GOP side.
It bans insurers from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
The law gave millions of low-income Americans access to medical insurance.
The latest legal challenge was backed by former U.S. President Donald Trump, who promised to have the act repealed when he was elected in 2016.
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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