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FEATURING PAUL SONG – The Justice Department earlier this week announced that it will seek to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature healthcare bill that Republicans have waged war against for years. In a court filing on Monday in a case pending at the Federal Court of Appeals in New Orleans, DOJ attorneys asserted that a lower court ruling in Texas last December invalidating the entire law should be upheld.

According the Washington Post, “If the Justice Department’s position prevails, it would potentially eliminate health care for millions of people and cause disruption across the U.S. health-care system — from removing no-charge preventive services for older Americans on Medicare to voiding the expansion of Medicaid in most states.”

Democrats welcomed the about-face, girding themselves to defend the ACA which remains popular.

Paul Song is the Healthcare Correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali. He’s a board-certified radiation oncologist. He is co-chair of the Campaign for a Healthy California, and is on the board of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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