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Democrats Use Supreme Court Fight to Elevate Health Care in Campaign

(Bloomberg) — Senate Democrats are prepared to lose the fight over Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, but her confirmation hearings give them a platform to highlight a timely issue just before the election: health care.



a woman who is smiling and looking at the camera: Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, meets with Senator Kevin Cramer, a Republican from North Dakota, not pictured, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S.


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Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, meets with Senator Kevin Cramer, a Republican from North Dakota, not pictured, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S.

More than almost any other issue, Democrats say the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic will drive home the stakes of GOP control of the White House and Senate.

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If Republican plans for Barrett’s confirmation hold, she would be on the court when it hears arguments just one week after the Nov. 3 election in a case that could undo the law, which provides health insurance

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Democrats Use Amy Coney Barrett Fight to Elevate Health Care in Campaign

(Bloomberg) — Senate Democrats are prepared to lose the fight over Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, but her confirmation hearings give them a platform to highlight a timely issue just before the election: health care.

More than almost any other issue, Democrats say the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic will drive home the stakes of GOP control of the White House and Senate.

If Republican plans for Barrett’s confirmation hold, she would be on the court when it hears arguments just one week after the Nov. 3 election in a case that could undo the law, which provides health insurance for 20 million Americans and other benefits — like parents being allowed to keep children on their plan until they turn 26 — for millions more.

Another issue that animates voters in both parties, abortion, also will be on

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