Last week, the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare. The case was brought forth by a group of Republican-led states asserting that Obamacare was unconstitutional, which the Supreme Court ruled lacked standing.
Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch, a Trump nominee, and Samuel Alito were the only two justices to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
Trump’s other two nominees, Justice Amy Coney Barret and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, joined with the rest of the Supreme Court to dismiss the case.
“Disappointed and that’s the way it goes, very disappointed,” former President Trump told Real America’s Voice after the court’s ruling. “I fought very hard for them. But I was very disappointed with a number of their rulings.”
Trump was later asked if he ‘second-guessed’ any of his nominations, to which he replied, “Second-guessing does no good, but I was disappointed with a number of rulings that they made.”
After the ruling, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought forth by insurance companies over a provision under Obamacare. The provision was meant to encourage private health insurers to provide coverage to previously uninsured individuals by reimbursing the participating health insurance companies.
The companies are claiming that the federal government owes them millions of dollars for each year that they did not receive payments since the law went into effect in 2010. The case will play out in lower courts for the time being.