A Texas Judge has ruled the mandate requiring people to buy health insurance in the Barrack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare as unconstitutional.
A group comprised of 20 states had jointly brought the case, arguing that the whole laws was invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty for not having health insurance.
The judgment has been hailed as a victory by U.S. President Donald Trump who has always been fiercely critical of Obamacare.
The states challenging the law were led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, both Republicans.
The 2010 law was the signature domestic policy achievement of Trump’s Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.
Since its inception, Republicans have repeatedly tried and failed to repeal it. After a couple of failures, the Trump administration has now focused its attention on other big policy promises like immigration and the like.
It’s thought the case could go all the way to the U.S Supreme Court.