JUST IN: Judge Rules Obamacare UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Ashley (Kimber)

This is HUGE.

As the open enrollment period comes to a close, a Texas huge has struck the Affordable Care Act down as UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

According to Fox News:

Texas, along with 19 states, had argued to U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor that they had been hurt by a jump in the amount of people utilizing state-backed insurance. When Congress cut the tax penalty from the program in 2017, the states claimed, it essentially undercut the Supreme Court’s reasoning for finding former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation constitutional in 2012.

“The remainder of the ACA is non-severable from the individual mandate, meaning that the Act must be invalidated in whole,” O’Connor wrote, according to Bloomberg.

President Trump has responded:

And of course, the Democrats are already melting down:

The ruling will be appealed. California and other states ruled against by the judge will challenge the decision by appealing in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Sarah Sanders has also released a statement:

“Obamacare has been struck down by a highly respected judge,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“The judge’s decision vindicates President Trump’s position that Obamacare is unconstitutional,” Sanders continued. “Once again, the President calls on Congress to replace Obamacare and act to protect people with preexisting conditions and provide Americans with quality affordable healthcare. We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Pending the appeal process, the law remains in place.”

Big, big stuff.