During First Day Of Dangerous And Illegitimate Supreme Court Hearing, Senate Democrats To Focus On Impact Of A Justice Barrett Striking Down ACA

Senate Judiciary Democrats Will Share Stories of People Who Will Be Affected If the Healthcare Law Is “Terminated” And Display Photos In Hearing Room Senate Dems On And Off Committee, As Well As Groups Fighting For Healthcare Across the Country, Will Share Stories, Videos and Statistics On What Would Happen If Senate Republicans Achieve Their Long-Held Goal of Abolishing the ACA Ending the ACA Would Strip 20 Million Americans of Healthcare and Eliminate Protections for 130 Million With Pre-E

October 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. — On the first day of the Supreme Court nomination hearings, Senate Democrats will focus on the damage that will be done to everyday Americans if Republicans are able to jam through a nominee that will finally allow them to achieve their goals of striking down the ACA.  The Supreme Court will hold hearings on California V. Texas on November 10th

All members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will share stories of individuals and display their photos throughout the hearing.  Senate Democrats on and off the committee will be sharing healthcare related stories all day in person and on social media.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s record makes clear that she would vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act. Barrett has said she and Justice Antonin Scalia have the same judicial philosophy. Justice Scalia twice voted to overturn the Affordable Care Act. He wrote the dissenting opinions in NFIB v. Sebelius and King v. Burwell.

Barrett criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for upholding the law, saying in 2017: “[Chief Justice John] Roberts pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute.” Barrett also expressed disagreement with the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in King v. Burwell, where the court upheld a key component of the law, saying the dissent had “the better of the legal argument.”

President Donald J. Trump has pledged to nominate Supreme Court justices that will “terminate” the ACA.  And Republicans have tried—and failed—for 10 years to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They are trying to get the Supreme Court to do their dirty work for them because repealing the law is extremely unpopular with the American people.

 

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