Nineteen states, including Arizona, are suing the federal government. Their reason? The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate; many believe the repeal of the mandate made Obamacare useless.
On Monday, there was a lawsuit filed in Texas, and it accuses the obligation to be insured as unconstitutional. The complaint says Obamacare places irrational expectations on citizens. The Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, and the Wisconsin Attorney General, Brad Schimel, filed the suit.
The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010 under President Obama, and Congress, under President Donald Trump, removed the penalty in December. Many, including President Trump, believe a repeal of the penalty means an end to Obamacare.
After seven years of fighting to repeal the healthcare law, Republicans still have not come together. In July 2017, U.S. Sen. John McCain and two others voted to not repeal parts of the law.
Arizona joins Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia in the lawsuit.