March 28, 2023

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Nancy Pelosi says Trump is ‘in a hurry’ to confirm Barrett so she can validate Obamacare

Nancy Pelosi says Trump is 'in a hurry' to confirm Barrett so she can validate Obamacare

“I’m worried there’s someone who’s going to appoint President Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act, so he’s in such a hurry, so he could have someone for verbal arguments starting November 10,” Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Topper on the “State of the Union”.

“And it doesn’t matter what the process is here – what matters personally to the American people is important,” Pelosi said before listing the many things she said that Obamacare was in danger of being hit by the High Court.

“If you have a pre-existing medical condition, that benefit is lost. If you are a woman, we will go back to the period when you had a medical condition as a woman. , “She said.

On Saturday, Trump nominated Amy Connie Barrett Top Democrats, including Pelosi and Senate Minority Speaker Chuck Schumer, have been warned to become the next Supreme Court judge. Impairs access to health care And threaten other consequential policy issues that may come before the High Court. If confirmed, Barrett will help strengthen the 6-3 conventional majority at court.

Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that if the ACA was struck down by the court, it would be a “big win” for the country.

“Obamacare would be a much better, and less costly alternative to end up in the Supreme Court. It would be a big win for the USA!” He wrote without giving details.

6-3 Topper asked if she was concerned that even a traditional majority court could overturn the 1973 milestone. Rowe V. Decision to use, Pelosi said his current concern was based on the provision of the Health Care Act, which helped pass 10 years ago.

“What’s on the table right now is a court case, Republicans have argued, to manipulate – the Affordable Care Act. This is a case on the table in the Supreme Court. So here’s our concern,” the California Democrat said.

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The attempt to have the Supreme Court uphold justice before the November 3 election tracks the Senate as one of the quickest conclusions in modern history.

Barrett, currently a judge in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Provided insight into her thoughts on the ACA In the beginning 2017 Law Review Article In it she reviewed a book on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the law, criticizing Chief Justice John Roberts’ argument in 2012 for upholding the law.

“Chief Justice Roberts has pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its acceptable meaning to protect legislation,” Barrett wrote. “He regarded the fine imposed on those without health insurance as a tax, which allowed him to pursue legislation as a valid exercise of tax power.”

At another point, Barrett refers to “Roberts’ devotion to constitutional evasion.”

A case to be heard by judges after the election Brought by the coalition of the Republican State Attorney General and the Trump administration, It was argued that the personal mandate of the law was unconstitutional, and that the whole law must come.

This story has been updated with more details.

CNN’s Claire Foren contributed to the report.