WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump stunned everyone - Republicans and Democrats alike - when he announced that he'd be replacing the Affordable Care Act with one being developed by Republicans. Now he's saying he never wanted Congress to vote on the issue until after the 2020 election.

The Republican party has long been pushing to repeal Obamacare, but Trump abruptly upped the ante last week, when he asked a federal court judge to invalidate the ACA and promised a Republican replacement.

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The Justice Department filed a brief on Monday announcing that President Donald Trump's administration will no longer defend any part of the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law colloquially known as Obamacare.

In the memo sent to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, DoJ wrote that it "has determined that the district court’s judgment should be affirmed." Justice is referring to a December court case in Texas in which a federal judge ruled the individual mandate along with the rest of the health care law to be unconstitutional. Democrats have appealed the ruling.

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Late night comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel spoke of President Donald Trump's USA Today OpEd during his opening monologue Wednesday night. The piece—published on Wednesday—drew extensive criticism for its inaccurate statements.

Kimmel began by stating:

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President Donald Trump has been one of the most vocal critics of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) since it's inception. He's frequently decried the bill as too expensive and an assault on the American taxpayer.

Now the National Taxpayers Union Foundation has something to say about that. The Conservative group recently released a chart detailing that Trump's recent tariffs against China will end up being a more expensive to taxpayers than the Affordable Care Act by four times as much.

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Early projections from insurance companies participating in Affordable Care Act (ACA) low cost insurance programs show steep rate hikes on the horizon. The Democratic Party intends to make certain voters understand who caused those impending rate increases: Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

One insurer, participating in the program commonly referred to as Obamacare, proposed increasing their rates up to 91 percent. The monthly premium for a 40 year old could be as high as $1,334.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 9: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to reporters at a news conference outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Paxton announced a lawsuit against the state of Delaware over unclaimed checks. (Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, President Donald Trump's recent tax reform law, contains a provision eliminating the individual mandate in 2019, a cornerstone of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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A Seattle-based news station has purchased $1,000,000 in medical debt, in an effort to secure medical debt forgiveness for individuals within their coverage area.

According to The Hill, KIRO spent approximately $12,000 to purchase $1,000,000 in medical debt owed to Seattle-based providers. The station collaborated with a charity named “RIP Medical Debt, which locates, buys and forgives medical debt across America.”

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