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United States: Supreme Court validates Obamacare law, a setback for Republicans

Its decision was taken by a majority of seven out of nine judges. “It’s a great victory for the Americans,” reacted Democratic President Joe Biden.

It is an ex post facto snub for former President Donald Trump , who tried by all means to suppress the emblematic law of his predecessor. The Supreme Court of the United States refused Thursday, June 17 to invalidate Barack Obama’s flagship law on health insurance , Obamacare, leaving in place health coverage for millions of Americans.

Its decision was taken by a majority of seven out of nine judges. “It’s a great victory for the Americans” , reacted Democratic President Joe Biden, referring to the formula he had dropped when the text was enacted in 2010 and remained in the annals: “It’s a big fucking deal” ( “It’s fucking huge” ).

A “historic decision” 

During the proceedings, Joe Biden had deemed “cruel” this final attempt to overturn a law that proved particularly useful during the Covid-19 pandemic , in a country where health care is particularly expensive.

This is the third time that the Court has validated this law hated by Republicans. This time, her judgment is based on a procedural argument: according to her, Texas and the other Republican states which brought the appeal were not justified in doing so.

The Democratic head of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is delighted that this law “survives as a pillar of the health and economic security” of the country and hailed a “historic decision” after “relentless efforts by Republicans” to dismantle it.

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