Affordable Care Act

Politics • American • US
2020-06-26T12:00:01+00:00
Trump administration files brief to Supreme Court claiming that Medicaid is unconstitutional
President Barack Obama speaks at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., at a town hall meeting about health care reform on Aug. 11, 2009
President Barack Obama speaks at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., at a town hall meeting about health care reform on Aug. 11, 2009 Credit: Pete Souza / Public domain

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to declare the Medicaid program established under president Obama unconstitutional. The administration aims to eliminate medical insurance coverage for 20 million Americans with low enough incomes to qualify for the program. At this point, the White House has not proposed an alternative solution in case they succeed in court.