BERNARD COLUMN: Politics of health insurance – LaGrange Daily News

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By Jack Bernard
Bernard is a retired corporate executive

On 02/26/18, Georgia AG Chris Carr and officials of 19 other Republican controlled states filed a suit to do away with the Affordable Care Act, citing questionable constitutional grounds. California v. Texas ultimately ended up at the Supreme Court, was decided on 6-17-21 and the ACA remains intact for now.

The suit was strongly supported by the Trump administration, which is consistent with the former President’s frequent declarations that he would repeal the ACA and replace it with something better. (Note: In his 4 years in office, Trump never came up with any reform proposal to accomplish this aim). The Biden administration opposed the suit in 2021.

The red states filing (i.e., “state plaintiffs”) included Georgia, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North…

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