A coalition of cities and individuals across America, represented by Democracy Forward, filed suit against President Trump and his Administration for intentionally and unconstitutionally sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and increasing the cost of health coverage for American families. The President’s actions to undermine the ACA are not just detrimental to American families, they are a violation of the Constitution he swore to uphold.
The suit was filed on behalf of the cities of Columbus, Ohio, Baltimore, Maryland, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois, and citizens from Charlottesville, Virginia. The suit details how:
The lawsuit seeks to hold the President accountable and force the Trump Administration to implement the law in good faith. The plaintiffs are asking the Court to declare that the President has violated the Take Care Clause and the Administrative Procedure Act and order the Administration to take specific steps to faithfully enforce the ACA. These steps include: restoring funding for advertising and for Navigator groups; extending the 2019 open enrollment period; and promoting of the availability of comprehensive, reasonably-priced health insurance for individuals and families with pre-existing conditions.
The suit was filed August 2 in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.