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Trump Sides With Texas, Won't Defend Obamacare in Court

  • Sessions cites tax reform act’s repeal of individual mandate
  • California-led group is left to defend Obamacare in lawsuit
Inside Perry Memorial Hospital As Senators Get Deal To Prop Up Obamacare
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Trump administration is siding with Texas in the state’s bid to convince a federal judge that Obamacare is largely unconstitutional.

The Justice Department is tasked with defending federal statutes. But in this instance it agrees with the state that the individual mandate and other requirements should be deemed illegitimate as of Jan. 1, 2019.