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it's regarding his former president Obama's signature achievement but now his health care law the affordable Care Act is under renewed threat from the trump administration the justice department on Monday threw its support behind a Texas judge's ruling the entire law is unconstitutional and should be struck down because it requires people to buy health insurance Reuters reporter Scott Malone is on the story a tax reform package pushed through by the trump administration eliminated the aspect of obamacare that imposed a tax penalty on people who didn't sign up for health insurance a lower court ruled that once that penalty was was removed there was no longer any mechanism to enforce that requirement and thus the law became unconstitutional the Republican Party will soon be known as the party of healthcare , administration's decision to support that ruling reverses its earlier position that some parts of the law should be preserved such as an expansion of Medicaid for the poor critics say the move marks the latest salvo and Republicans long running battle to abolish Obama's two thousand ten law a battle Democrats on Tuesday said they're ready to take on once again the Republicans want to strip away protection , for Americans with pre existing conditions they simply cannot help themselves an appeals court will now rule on whether to uphold the judge's decision a decision that could impact the health care of millions of Americans the court fights likely to continue both sides are still filing briefs with the appellate circuit and after that this is a case that could easily met advance on to the Supreme Court the US government says about eleven point eight million consumers enrolled in obamacare exchange plans in twenty eighteen