MILWAUKEE, WI — Today, Republican Senators voted to confirm anti-ACA Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This confirmation means Justice Coney Barrett will be on the court to rule on the Trump-Republican lawsuit to completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The court will hear oral arguments in California v. Texas one week after the election, and if successful, the lawsuit would rip coverage from more than 20 million Americans and remove protections for 135 million people with pre-existing conditions, in the middle of a pandemic.
In response, Protect Our Care Wisconsin Director Joe Zepecki issued the following statement:
“Each and every vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court – including Senator Ron Johnson’s – was a vote against Americans’ health care. Mr. Johnson and his Republican colleagues voted to rip health care away from more than 20 million Americans and remove protections for 135 million people with pre-existing conditions — in the middle of this pandemic — and they did it even though millions of voters were already casting their ballots. This is a health care election, and Republican Senators will see the consequences of their decade-long war on health care at the ballot box for years to come.”