(FOX 5 NY) - House Democrats unveiled a new health care plan Tuesday. The legislation is aimed at protecting people with pre-existing conditions and lowering health costs. The bill sets out to reverse the health care measures put in place by the Trump administration.
The Justice Department announced it would no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court. The DOJ sided with a lower court ruling in Texas that declared the ACA unconstitutional.
"The GOP will never stop trying to destroy the affordable healthcare of American families," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. "We're going forward with the protecting the pre-existing conditions and making healthcare more affordable act. That's a line for applause."
The rollout of the bill was timed to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act into law.
The Supreme Court has twice upheld President Barack Obama's signature health care law, conversationally known as Obamacare. Five justices who upheld the law in 2012 are still on the bench.
President Donald Trump is calling on the GOP in the Senate to try to repeal the ACA. But some Republicans are wary of doing that unless the GOP replacement bill includes some protections for Americans.
With Fox News and The Associated Press