The Democrats are fighting back against the GOP led lawsuit that was originally brought against the Obama administration by the Republican-led House of Representatives.
Obamacare recipients, La Trina Patton and Gustavo Parker, are worried that with the transition of power he might settle the case.
In 2014, the House of Representatives sued the Obama administration over the executive branch’s authority to reimburse insurers for the cost-sharing reduction authorized by the Affordable Care Act.
Last Spring, a federal judge ruled that reimbursements for the “cost sharing” provision in Obamacare were not properly approved of by Congress. The provision requires insurance companies offering health plans through the law to reduce out-of-pocket costs for policy holders who qualify, and the government offsets the added costs to insurance companies by reimbursing them.
Trump’s win prompted Patton and Parker, to file an emergency motion with a federal appeals court on Tuesday in the hopes the court can rule on the motion to intervene before Trump’s inauguration.
If the court decides to grant the motion, it will be lifting its temporary hold in the case long enough for the parties to brief on the motion to intervene– which would be a huge win for the left!