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Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday gave an adamant defense against the notion that her appointment to the Supreme Court would spell doom for the Affordable Care Act’s key protections, saying to the Senate Judiciary Committee, “I am not hostile to the ACA.”
Democrats have dedicated the majority of their questioning to whether Barrett would vote to overturn key provisions of Obamacare in an upcoming Supreme Court case involving the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate provision, which the court upheld in 2012 in a 5-4 vote.
Barrett has not faced any cases involving the ACA in her three years as a circuit court judge in Chicago, but she has written against certain provisions in the bill during her time as a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.
In 2017, she wrote that Chief Justice John Roberts “pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute.”
“I am not hostile to the ACA,” SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett says.
She adds that her one-time criticism of earlier Obamacare rulings doesn’t mean she’d rule against the Affordable Care Act if confirmed pic.twitter.com/WbwHq2YfRL
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics