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Health chief: Decision not to defend ObamaCare in court not a 'policy' position

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday that the administration's decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court is not a "policy position" but a constitutional and legal position. The Justice Department wrote in a filing last ... read more

HHS chief: Refusal to defend Obamacare is a 'legal' position

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday said the Justice Department’s decision not to defend Obamacare against a state-driven lawsuit is a “legal position” — not a “policy position ... told a federal court in Texas to ... read more

Republicans defend Obamacare in rebuke to Trump administration

The Texas-led lawsuit filed earlier this year claims that Congress’ decision to eliminate the individual mandate penalty, which goes into effect in 2019, should render the entire health care law invalid. In a court ... legal position, not a policy ... read more

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Health secretary: Decision not to defend ObamaCare in court not a 'policy' position

Health ... administration's decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court is not a "policy position," but a constitutional and legal position. The Justice Department wrote in a filing last week that the it would not defend ObamaCare's protections ... read more



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