Which is more important, rural health care or the ACA?
In the coming weeks, a federal judge will rule on whether to hear the Trump administration’s appeal to overturn a judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
The case is being watched closely by rural lawmakers in the states that are losing millions of federal dollars in health care subsidies under the ACA.
The Obama administration has argued that the law’s coverage expansions are essential to ensuring the health of rural areas, and that subsidies were intended to be used to ensure that all Americans have access to health care.
In the wake of Trump’s victory, the Republican-controlled Congress passed a bill that would have cut $900 billion from the ACA, effectively killing it.