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Demonstrators held signs outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC on June 26, 2018 while Democratic leaders called on the Trump administration to uphold the preexisting conditions provision of the Affordable Care Act. Now the issue may be decided in court. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, pictured in July 2017. Four cities are suing Trump and his administration for allegedly undermining the Affordable Care Act in violation of the Constitution. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to supporters at the opening of her campaign field office on May 18 in Ferguson, Mo. Bill Boyce/AP hide caption

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Flipping The Script — Red State Democrats Campaign On Health Care

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As the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was integral in crafting tax overhaul legislation that was signed into law in December. The legislation eliminated a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Kelley Mui helps a client sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act on Dec. 15 at the Midwest Asian Health Association in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Opposition to Obamacare has been strong from the beginning. Demonstrators made their dissatisfaction clear in front of the Supreme Court in 2015. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., at a news conference on Tuesday where they announced that the individual mandate to have health insurance would be repealed in the Senate GOP tax bill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., listen to debate on tax reform on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Trump made some big decisions about health care this week, including cutting off subsidies that benefit lower- and middle-class families. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Sens. Lindsey Graham (from left), Bill Cassidy and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell take questions during a press conference Tuesday. Graham and Cassidy were among the co-sponsors of a proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., continues to tweak the health care bill he cosponsors in an effort to persuade reluctant senators to back it. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Capitol Police remove a protester from Monday's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health care plan to repeal Obamacare. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two-year-old Robbie Klein of West Roxbury, Mass., has hemophilia, a medical condition that interferes with his blood's ability to clot normally. His parents, both teachers, worry that his condition could make it hard for them to get insurance to cover his expensive medications if the law changes. Jesse Costa/Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, second from left, speaks as Sen. John Barrasso, from left, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. John Thune and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell listen during a news briefing Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Health insurance company Oscar has started its own ad campaign for the Affordable Care Act. These enrollment dates apply to New York state; the dates to enroll in federally run exchanges are Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Oscar Health hide caption

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As Federal Government Cuts Obamacare Ads, Private Insurer Steps Up

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President Trump at a listening session with health insurance executives at the White House earlier this year. Aude Guerrucci/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., looks on during a meeting with House and Senate leadership at the White House in June. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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