The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is a source of tension between the Democrat and Republican parties. While the GOP has tried to repeal the ACA, it remains in place. The city of Columbus is suing on the grounds that President Trump and his administration are attempting to undermine the Affordable Care Act, a violation of a clause of the Constitution which holds that sitting presidents must uphold laws. A large part of the alleged violation is due to the rhetoric of President Trump and his administration, including the President’s tweets about the law.
Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said the lawsuit is not about politics.
“I don’t care what party the president is. What this partisan president is doing is undermining the insurance markets and preventing our citizens from providing good quality health insurance for their kids,” he said. “That’s what’s at stake. If you don’t have your health, you have nothing.”
Read the full article from The Columbus Dispatch here.