Democratic Warnings That Confirming Amy Coney Barrett Would Doom Obamacare Are Implausible and Confused

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2020
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Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, ACA, Obamacare, Supreme Court nomination hearings

There is little reason to think Barrett would vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which in any case seems legally secure.

During Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing today, several Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee worried that the 7th Circuit judge would vote to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sens. Chris Coons (D–Del.), Richard Blumenthal (D–Ct.), Mazie Hirono (D–Hawaii), Cory Booker (D–N.J.), and Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) all warned that such a decision would hurt Americans who depend on the law's protections for patients...

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