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  1. Hey, Rube! says:

    “Trump just gave a huge gift to an alleged billion dollar Medicare fraudster”
    The Trump administration informed a federal appeals court on Monday night that it would no longer defend the Affordable Care Act after a judge in Texas declared that the entire law must be struck down. The judge, Reed O’Connor, is a former Republican Senate staffer with a history of striking down policies opposed by conservatives. O’Connor’s opinion is widely viewed as ridiculous, even by conservative legal scholars and health policy experts.
    Trump reportedly made the decision to not defend Obamacare over the objections of Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, himself a highly accomplished lawyer who clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
    The Justice Department’s claim that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional already threatens a seemingly unrelated prosecution of a Florida health care executive on trial for allegedly committing $1 billion worth of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
    On Wednesday, the accused executive’s lawyers filed a motion in a federal court in Florida arguing that the case against their client must be dismissed — effectively ruining three years of work by prosecutors — because “the Justice Department has admitted that the health care offenses at issue in this trial are unconstitutional.” Alternatively, his legal team suggests that the judge should declare a mistrial.

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