“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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.”
This story has been updated with more details.
CNN’s Claire Foren contributed to the report.