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Judge dismisses Maryland suit to preserve Affordable Care Act, saying there's no firm evidence of impending harm

Judge dismisses Maryland suit to preserve Affordable Care Act, saying there's no firm evidence of impending harm

A federal judge on Friday dismissed Maryland's attempt to protect the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” from any Trump administration efforts to dismantle it.

The Maryland attorney general's office had sought a declaration that the national health care act is constitutional.

But U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander in Baltimore ruled that the state lacked standing to pursue the case because there was no firm evidence of impending harm to the law.

Hollander wrote that there was little dispute that President Donald Trump had...

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