In 2016, Donald Trump ran on a platform to do away with the Affordable Care Act promising “On day one we will repeal and replace ObamaCare with something better.” The Trump administration did neither. Four years went by and when Trump ran for re-election he still didn’t have a health care plan. Instead they appealed to the Supreme Court that ruled republican states and the U.S. Justice Department didn’t have standing to bring the suit in the first place. The conservative court ruled 7-2. ObamaCare has become deeply entrenched throughout public life covering more than 30 million Americans. Virtually everyone benefits from one or more of the programs. Trump spent four years clogging up all three branches of government trying to eliminate ObamaCare. So why did Trump try to eliminate a law that helped citizens in such a deeply personal way? Trump and the republican politics of health care are the policies of cruel indifference. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 17 other Republican states and the Justice Department filed the Supreme Court case. The case was among the most consequential the Court has considered this term. It follows more than a decade of bitter, partisan dispute over a law that expanded coverage to millions of Americans. Former President Obama in a statement said, “That the decision reaffirmed the notion that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” When the bill was passed and became law, Obama had said the law was structured in such a way that it would never be done away with. At the time Vice-President Biden made his famous quote to Obama that was caught on a hot microphone, praising the law with a swear word. After the Court ruling, now president Joe Biden statement read, “With millions of people relying on the Affordable Care Act for coverage it remains as ever a BFD.” My thinking is that ObamaCare is no longer about former President Obama, it has reached into the lives and financial security of households throughout the country. Before long, most citizens will have no idea whose name sake signature law is what’s protecting them. I believe we will not be hearing any more about ObamaCare. It is now, and ever, “The law of the land.”*****I have to move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.