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Democrats try to stick to health care in Supreme Court fight

Posted On: Sep 28, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Democrats are confronting the limits of their power as they fight against the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett with a strategy aimed at avoiding costly mistakes that could hurt the party's candidates in November.
Unable to block President Donald Trump's pick on their own, they are arguing to voters that Barrett's nomination threatens the protections of the Affordable Care Act - a focus that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has embraced and many Democrats see as a winning message. The court will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law just after the election, adding to the urgency of the issue.
Hours after Trump named the Indiana-based federal judge as his pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said a vote to confirm Barrett would be “a dagger aimed at the heart of the health care protections Americans so desperately need and want.”
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