Judge paves the way for Trump to continue gutting his black predecessor’s heralding achievement
So a federal judge has denied an emergency request to force the Trump administration to continue paying on those cost-saving Obamacare subsidies. This is bad news, legally speaking. And it will certainly hurt a plurality of Americans — who rely on these subsidies to offset the cost of their health insurance plans. But there is a dose of political silver-lining for Democrats. The GOP seemed to be resolved to leaving the Obamacare repeal failure in the dustbin of history. Trump revived it when he used the sweep of his pen to cancel the subsidies. Healthcare is now going to be a decisive issue going into the midterm elections and if these payments force premiums to skyrocket next year (they will), the GOP might be ass out of a majority.