Commutations in high-profile Medicare fraud cases have elicited anger among those who spent years pursuing complex prosecutions.
Philip Esformes was sentenced last year to 20 years for Medicare fraud. Then a well-connected organization supported by his family weighed in with the White House.
A three-judge panel heard 90 minutes of oral arguments in a closely watched case that threatens the health coverage of millions.
The court filing, which goes beyond an earlier administration position, is expected to be an issue in the presidential campaign.
The move came soon after the department broadened its attack on the Affordable Care Act, prompting concern among critics that the Trump administration was usurping congressional power.
A Justice Department motion to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act gave Democrats an opening to press their health care agenda and move beyond the Mueller report.
The administration had previously said only that the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions provisions should be struck down, leaving parts like Medicaid expansion intact.
On Monday, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), filed a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit is fairly likely to prevail — or, at least, a lawsuit of this sort is fairly likely to win five votes on the Supreme Court. It also potentially presents a grave danger to the next Democratic presidency and to the future viability of the en...
At a campaign rally in Las Vegas, President Trump said that he and Republicans “will protect patients with pre-existing conditions.” But his Justice Department has said that those provisions under the Affordable Care Act should be overturned.
Republican and Democratic states clash in oral arguments over whether the health law is unconstitutional now that Congress has eliminated the tax penalty for not having insurance.