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Payer Roundup—Democrats pass resolution to defend ACA against lawsuit

January 10, 2019 / Tina Reed

The House passed a resolution to defend the Affordable Care Act against a lawsuit challenging the healthcare law on Wednesday. It comes as a standalone package days after another House vote passed a similar measure as part of a larger package. Last month, a federal judge struck down Obamacare, siding with attorneys general from Republican states who filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the law. But the judge later clarified the law should remain in place as his ruling makes its way through the appeals process. The latest move by the House is largely seen as a way for Democrats to force Republicans to vote against the law, framing it as a vote against protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.