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Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Annul Obamacare Even as Millions Lose Health Coverage

HeadlineJun 26, 2020

The Trump administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act, even as tens of millions of people have lost their jobs and employer-based health insurance coverage amid the pandemic. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden responded during a campaign event in Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden: “I think it’s cruel, it’s heartless, it’s callous. And it’s all because, in my view, he can’t abide the thought of letting stand one of President Obama’s greatest achievements, the Affordable Care Act.”

Biden promised to outline a new proposal on healthcare in the coming weeks. Throughout the campaign, Biden has opposed Senator Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All bill; he’s instead called for an expansion of the Affordable Care Act and a public health insurance option that would compete with private health plans.

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