Judge Barrett, President Trump, Supreme Court discussed on C-SPAN Programming
As an attempt to upend the affordable care act and its protections for people with pre existing medical conditions. Democrats over the past several days have agreed to hammer the healthcare issue over and over. During the Barrett hearings, convinced they could turn voters away from the GOP and President Trump simultaneously. Here's Senator Feinstein of California. Justice. Ginsburg's nomination was the first one that I participated in when I came to the Senate, and it was a real thrill to be part of that crowded in celebratory hearing for someone who had broken down barriers and reopened doors and staunchly believed in a woman's right to full equality and autonomy in filling. Judge Gins verse eat. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the American People both in the short term and for decades to come. Most importantly, healthcare coverage for millions of Americans is at stake with this nomination. So over the course of these hearings, my colleagues and I will focus on that subject. We will examine the consequences if And that's a big if Republicans succeed in rushing this nomination through the Senate before the next president takes office, But most importantly, in just a few weeks on November 10th the Supreme Court will hear hearings in Texas. The California case brought to strike down the American, the the president has promised to appoint justices who will vote. To dismantle that law as a candidate. He criticized the Supreme Court for upholding the law and said, and I quote if I win the presidency, my judicial appointments will do the right thing. Unlike Bush is appointed John Roberts on Obamacare. And when he appointed Judge Barrett to fill Justice Ginsburg C. The president said that eliminating the affordable care act would be Quote a big win for the USA Judge Barat. You've been critical of Chief Justice Roberts for his 54 opinion upholding the law stating that Robert's quote pushed the affordable care act beyond It's plausible meaning to save the statute and quote this well could mean that if Judge Barrett is confirmed American stand toe lose the benefits that the I lied. So I hope you will clarify that in this hearing. First more than 130 million Americans with preexisting conditions like cancer, asthma or even covert 19 could be denied coverage or charged more to obtain health insurance. This includes more than 16.8 million Californians with pre existing conditions and we Just one state, but I think you should should know how we feel. Secondly, some 12 million working Americans are covered through the haze Medicaid expansion. If the act is struck down, they lose their healthcare..