MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is continuing to blast a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

Klobuchar, appearing Sunday morning on CBS’ Face the Nation, called the ruling absurd and said it was up to Democrats to fight to protect the law.

“This is, first of all, about throwing people off their insurance,” Klobuchar said. “No protecting preexisting conditions, kids staying on their parent’s insurance until they are 26 years old — a very popular protection — medicaid expanded for millions of Americans. This is what we are talking about.”

Klobuchar says the ruling Friday by the Texas judge contradicts the 2012 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Comments (3)
  1. So the 9th Circuit in California is the only place allowed to make absurd rulings? 13th amendment “involuntary Servitude” clause says Obamacare is illegal – especially when Mexico and other countries aren’t paying into our system.

  2. Tim Neumann says:

    Not affordable if it covers illegals and cost the tax payer Billions for “free” care. MNSure rates have gone up by double digit percentages each year – how is that affordable?

  3. Jim Johnson says:

    The Affordable Care Act is NOT for the dependents of retired Military, my son was dropped at the age of 21 from the Tricare program, Tricare is not part of this program. How many dependents of retired Military under the age of 26 are out there? I am not happy with this program!!