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The Health 202: Democrats demand the Trump administration explain why it won’t defend Obamacare
Washington Post

The relationship between the executive branch and Congress could hardly get more acrimonious, as House Democrats push forward on a flurry of investigations into the Trump administration. Add Obamacare to the list of tensions, with Democrats in hot pursuit of answers from the administration on why it refuses to defend any part of the health-care law in court.

Today, the chairmen of five House committees are re-upping demands that the Justice Department and the White House hand over eight categories of documents shedding light on how they arrived at the decision to abandon all defense of the 2010 health-care law in a challenge brought by GOP-led states. The committees, which first requested the information last month, hinted at issuing a subpoena if the administration doesn’t turn it over promptly.