GOP Give Outlook on Supreme Court Overturning Obamacare

The GOP has stated that the prospects of the Supreme Court overturning Obamacare are slim.

According to The Hill:

Senate Republicans are downplaying the chances that the Supreme Court will strike down ObamaCare as Democrats seek to hammer the GOP on the issue ahead of the elections.

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As Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats are drilling in on a Republican-backed lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that the high court will hear one week after Election Day.

If the lawsuit succeeds, roughly 20 million people would lose health insurance, and popular protections for people with preexisting conditions would be thrown out.

“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 Republicans have pointed out that Barrett being the mother of seven indicates that she knows the importance of healthcare.

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Leftshot
1 month ago

“If the lawsuit succeeds, roughly 20 million people would lose health insurance, and popular protections for people with preexisting conditions would be thrown out.”

So, let’s break this down.

“20 million people would lose health insurance” – NOT TRUE. They would lose their plan and have to select/buy another plan. The way this is worded makes it sound like 20 million people will be left without any possibility of health insurance. Also, 20 million is about 1/5 of the number of Americans who lost their health insurance plan under ObamaCare. “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” was one of the biggest lies told about ObamaCare. And when that lie became obvious Democrats in Congress did NOTHING!

“popular protection for people with preexisting conditions would be thrown out.” MOSTLY FALSE. They make it sound like there were no plans that accepted people with preexisting conditions prior to ObamaCare or that all plans that accept people with preexisting conditions will magically disappear if this lawsuit succeeds. NEITHER IS TRUE. Virtually all group health plans and some individual plans had this provision prior to ObamaCare. If the lawsuit is successful it would do nothing to existing plans accepting those with preexisting conditions. It would allow plans without this provision to be offered in the future and perhaps some plans with this provision would be eliminated over time. But nothing stops Congress from passing new legislation requiring plans to accept those with preexisting conditions. We can have a separate discussion of whether or not Congress should do so. Blanket requiring insurers to accept those with preexisting conditions allows people to game the system and raises rates for all of us.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
1 month ago
Reply to  Leftshot

You forgot the 180 million+ whose rates doubled or more than doubled under the “Affordable Care Act” which wasn’t affordable by a long shot. Even the name of it is a lie.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
1 month ago
Reply to  Leftshot

By the way, Trump has already put in place a measure to reduce prescription drug prices by more than half.

Hopiter
Hopiter
1 month ago

Jeffrey, thank you for saying what you did. Seems like ALL media leave out that pesky detail about health insurance. ACA has been a horrible way to improve things for most. It disgusts me how people are being planned about whining about pre existing conditions yadda yadda. It’s unfortunate that none of us gets out of life alive, in the end we don’t usually know that date. Preying on Poepels emotions and scaring them seems to be the only thing the new Demkrat communist party knows how to do.

Becky
Becky
1 month ago

The useless congress criminals should have fixed the laws decades ago to prevent insurers from dropping people who become ill.
This fix can be done separate from obamacare. That pile of crap was an illegal law and needs rules as such.
11 YEARS later and I am still waiting for the number of us who lost OUR coverage under that illegal law. Two thirds of my family lost coverage. Oh, and that’s extended family.

Hilary Stencil
Hilary Stencil
1 month ago

It doesn’t matter that 30 million lost their insurance when Obamacare was forced down our throats.

Becky
Becky
1 month ago

I hope to God it is struck down. That ‘law’ was illegal from the start. The Senate, which introduced it as a financial bill cannot legally do that. It has to come from the House to be legal. Then turncoat John Roberts claimed it was a “tax” to protect it. It wasn’t. It was a filthy, democrat Bill to destroy our healthcare system. It worked, wonderfully.
Two thirds of my family lost OUR good health insurance under that vile pile of illegal crap. To this day there has still not been an accounting of how many Americans lost their coverage as a result of obamacare.
It needs destroyed utterly and completely.

Don
Don
1 month ago
Reply to  Becky

It was indeed and Roberts was criminally negligent in twisting it to say it was nothing more than a tax and needs removed, period.

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