Coloradans concerned over impact of Obamacare ruling

December 19, 2019

By: Joey Bunch

Holding a sign saying “We Love ObamaCare” supporters of health care reform rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, as the court continued hearing arguments on the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. Go ahead, call it Obamacare. Obamaís re-election campaign has lifted an unofficial ban on using the oppositionís derisive term for his health care law. Democratic activists have been chanting, “We love Obamacare,” in front of the Supreme Court. And the campaign is selling T-shirts and bumper stickers that proclaim: “I like Obamacare.”

With the healthcare of millions hanging in the balance, a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Wednesday delivered a broadside that could sink Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and Colorado health organizations are concerned.

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has scheduled a meeting with reporters Thursday. Weiser is one of the attorneys general who intervened to defend the insurance program passed by President Obama and congressional Democrats in 2010.

“The good news from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is that the key portions of the Affordable Care Act remain the law of the land,” Weiser said in a statement late Wednesday afternoon. “Even though the court found the individual mandate to be unconstitutional, it did not strike down the entire law, instead sending the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.

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