United Nations Warns Trump Administration That Repealing Obamacare/Affordable Care Act Without Replacement Might Violate International Law

 In Healthcare   Last Updated: July 30, 2017

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner sent a memo to the Trump administration, which was obtained by the Washington Post and is expected to go public in June.  This memo cites several international laws that indicate a need for appropriate and affordable access healthcare for those that may lose coverage once the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

While it isn’t illegal under international law to repeal the Affordable Care Act, if this repeal results in millions of people losing healthcare and these people do not at least have an opportunity to find replacement healthcare it could become a violation of international law.




Balbin, Beatriz. “Urgent Appeal From Special Procedures.” United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, 2 Feb. 2017. Web. 29 Apr. 2017.

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