Judge Halts Ruling on Obamacare Pending Appeal

The Texas judge who this month ruled that core provisions of the Affordable Care Act were unconstitutional has decided to halt his decision pending an appeal, Bloomberg News reports. “Because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal, the court finds that the Dec. 14, 2018, order declaring the individual mandate unconstitutional and inseverable should be stayed,” U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor said in a filing Sunday. Both the group of Republican states that sued to invalidate Obamacare and the Democrat-controlled states that defended the law urged the judge last week to allow his ruling to be appealed.

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