Four States Swoop in to Defend Obamacare

Four more states on Thursday night signed on to join the defense of ObamaCare against a lawsuit seeking to dismantle the health care law.

Colorado, Iowa, Michigan and Nevada are asking a federal court for permission to join a coalition of 17 states, led by California, that are defending ObamaCare in an ongoing lawsuit filed by Republican attorneys general.

“The Affordable Care Act provides important protections — including protecting people with pre-existing conditions — care for hundreds of thousands of residents in Michigan,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday, according to the Detroit News.

The Democratic states are appealing a Texas judge’s December ruling that ObamaCare is unconstitutional because it can’t stand without the individual mandate penalty, which Congress recently repealed.

Read more at The Hill.