October 19, 2020

Shondaland: How Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Could Threaten Your Healthcare

In this exclusive op-ed, Senator Warren argues Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, will help Republicans complete their decade-long attack on the ACA.

Over ten years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Since then, we’ve made progress. Millions of Americans now have high-quality, affordable health insurance. We no longer have to worry about being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Millions of young adults can stay on their parents’ plans until 26. States were given the option to expand Medicaid eligibility — providing coverage to more than 12 million low-income Americans.

But now, the ACA is at risk because Republicans are trying to ram through Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to serve as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. They are trying to push through her confirmation at breakneck speed, because just one week after the November elections, a case to overturn the ACA will be in front of the Supreme Court. And Republicans want Barrett to have their back, cast the deciding vote, and deliver a deathblow to the law.

Read the full article on Shondaland here.

By:  Elizabeth Warren
Source: Shondaland