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USObama urges people to sign up for health insurance after ruling striking down law

01:20  16 december  2018
01:20  16 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Obama: 'No ferns. No memes' in final plea urging people to sign up for Obamacare

Obama: 'No ferns. No memes' in final plea urging people to sign up for Obamacare Former President Obama on Monday took to Twitter to urge his followers to sign up for health insurance before the Saturday deadline. Obama mentioned how in the past he had made more light-hearted efforts in trying to boost enrollment into ObamaCare but said, this year, he decided to play it straight. 

In all, 11.8 million people in all 50 states signed up for health insurance through the law ’s marketplaces for 2018. Other broadly popular provisions of the law are one that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until they turn 26, and another that allows people to

On Friday, a judge in Texas struck down the entire law . CreditScott Olson/Getty Images. At issue was whether the health law ’s insurance mandate still compelled people to buy coverage after Insurers will also no longer have to cover young adults up to age 26 under their parents’ plans

Obama urges people to sign up for health insurance after ruling striking down law© Getty Images Obama urges people to sign up for health insurance after ruling striking down law Former President Obama urged people to sign up for health insurance Saturday after a federal judge struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

"Today is the last day of open enrollment," he wrote. "That means it's the deadline to make sure you and the people you love have health insurance in 2019."

"You might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the ACA in its entirety," he added in an attached photo. "Last night's ruling changes nothing for now. As this decision makes its way through the courts, which will take months, if not years, the law remains in place and will likely stay that way."

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming Government numbers show health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll. 

The Affordable Care Act was already in peril after a federal judge in Texas invalidated the entire law late last year. But the stakes ramped up again this week, when President Trump’s Justice Department announced it had changed its position and agreed with the judge that the entire law

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials, urging people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, have trumpeted the low premiums available on the law ’s new marketplaces.

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled Friday that the ACA's individual mandate is unconstitutional, and that because the mandate is inseparable from the law, the whole policy is invalid.

The ruling will likely be appealed, and while the appeal process proceeds the law will stay in place.

President Trump praised the federal judge's decision Saturday.

"It was a big, big victory by a highly respected judge, highly, highly respected in Texas," Trump said. "And on the assumption that the Supreme Court upholds, we will get great, great health care for our people."

Saturday is the last day to sign up for ACA coverage in 2019.


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