My how things have changed, eh?
With judge Amy Barrett being hammered to NOT repeal the Affordable Care Act and her announcing she isn’t getting the job to do so, and public support for the Obamacare admin health program above 60% and Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers having no replacement?
The Republicans do Not want anything to do with repealing the nation’s healthcare program…
All this should be a signal to the judge’s considering such move as politically and practically unwise….
“No one believes the Supreme Court is going to strike down the Affordable Care Act,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday night during his reelection debate with Democrat Amy McGrath.
Other Republican senators pointed to Barrett’s role as the mother of seven children.
“The left is also suggesting Judge Barrett’s confirmation would be the demise of the Affordable Care Act and the protections for preexisting conditions,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). “That’s outrageous. As a mother of seven, Judge Barrett clearly understands the importance of health care.”
Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), who heads the Senate GOP campaign arm, wrote in an op-ed: “As the head of a large household, Judge Barrett knows full well, and better than most of her detractors, how important medical coverage is to every American’s health.”
The Republicans’ effort to downplay a challenge to the ACA is striking given their criticism of the Supreme Court’s prior rulings on the controversial law and their legislative moves to repeal it….
That Republicans are looking to downplay the challenge to ObamaCare, though, is an illustration of the shifting politics of the law. The ACA has risen in popularity under the Trump administration and amid efforts to repeal the law in 2017. Its protections for people with preexisting conditions have become so untouchable that Republicans are straining through ads to say they support that part of the law, despite their previous votes to repeal the ACA…..