Aug 2, 2018 - Health

Lawsuit says Trump's ACA agenda is unconstitutional

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A handful of Democratic-led cities have filed a new lawsuit over President Trump's handling of the Affordable Care Act. They're challenging a set of roughly 20 regulations and executive actions, saying Trump has violated his constitutional duty to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

The details: There's already a slew of lawsuits challenging specific pieces of the administration's health care agenda. This one is broader, pulling together multiple policies — including changes to the enrollment process, regulations on non-ACA coverage, and even the administration's position in other lawsuits — but it's worth noting that legal challenges based on the "take care" clause rarely succeed.

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