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SCOTUS Hearing Arguments in GOP Attack on Obamacare, Which Could Strip Healthcare for Millions

HeadlineNov 10, 2020

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The Republican effort could strip away the healthcare of over 20 million people and deny protections for preexisting conditions, as well as preventive care, amid a devastating pandemic that has caused millions to lose their employer-based health insurance. The court now has a 6-3 conservative majority. During last month’s Senate confirmation hearing, Justice Amy Coney Barrett refused to recuse herself from cases on the Affordable Care Act even though she has been critical of Obama’s signature legislation in the past. President-elect Joe Biden is delivering a speech today defending the ACA, which he vowed to expand during his campaign, though progressive Democrats and public opinion favors a universal healthcare system or Medicare for All.

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