(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Herring Appeals Obamacare Ruling

Joins Democratic AGs In Filing Notice of Appeal

January 03, 2019 - 1:44 pm

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -  Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) has joined 16 other Attorneys General in announcing they are appealing a recent Federal District Court decision in Texas which ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.  The judge in the case ruled specifically against the individual mandate, and threw out the entire law.  The decision has been stayed pending appeal.

Herring is critical of Republican Attorneys General, and the Trump Administration, saying they pursued the case without consideration for the real world impact of  the decision.  Herring says it could have huge impacts on the country's health care system.  

The notice of appeal was filed today in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.