U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor argued that the Affordable Care Act could be interpreted to force religious health care providers to choose between their beliefs or livelihood.
"There is both a need to expand access to affordable insurance and to better inform people about the options available to them," said Katherine Baicker, a health economist at the University of Chicago.
Bernie Sanders feared Barrett's appointment would imperil the Affordable Care Act, while others on the left feared Barrett's religious affiliations would harm her jurisprudence.
With a few exceptions, Republicans simply aren't interested in doing the work on health care, which requires accepting trade-offs.
The decision marks the third time Obamacare has survived a major Supreme Court challenge.
"[Republicans] say that they're gonna negotiate in good faith, they get Democrats to give them concessions and then they come out and they vote against it," Zac Petkanas, senior advisor at Invest in America Action, told Newsweek.
Neera Tanden will now be a senior adviser to President Joe Biden after coming under fire for critical tweets, like calling Mitch McConnell "Moscow Mitch" and saying vampires had more heart than Ted Cruz.
A failing healthcare system has long left Americans sick and unprotected. This may be the moment to cure what ails it.
"The American people are counting on Congress to meet this moment with bold, immediate action," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal said in a Monday statement.
Chief Justice John Roberts noted that some Republican lawmakers may have wanted the Supreme Court to strike down the law, "but that's not our job."
The president-elect ran his winning campaign on the promise to bring America together, but our constitutional structure—and a right-wing Supreme Court—may stand in his way.
The Supreme Court challenge to the ACA supported by the Trump administration and Republican-led states puts our generation's health in jeopardy.
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court, approved 52 to 48 in a Senate vote.
It is alarming to watch Republicans in Congress support an attack on Americans' health care during the worst public health crisis in modern history.
President Donald Trump has been speaking about his health care plan for years but has yet to unveil it to the American public.
"It will be so good if they end it," Trump said about the Affordable Care Act during his recent interview with "60 Minutes."
"Over 1000 new COVID cases were reported in South Carolina yesterday. And @LindseyGrahamSC is still trying to take your healthcare away," Harrison tweeted on Friday.
"Y'all have a good chance of winning the White House," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to Democrats on Thursday.
Health care and the uncertain future of a federal law that mandates coverage for preexisting conditions and other protections is again being thrust into the forefront of the nation's political debate with fewer than three weeks left in the presidential campaign.
Six of the 10 Democratic senators of the Senate Judiciary Committee's minority members have pushed for Medicare for All over Obamacare.
During the past eight months, of the pandemic, the nation has seen the difference a Democratic governor can make. This difference will become all the more crucial with a conservative Supreme Court.
"It is unfair for my colleagues to suggest...that if you're put on the United States Supreme Court you will be on a mission from God to deny health care coverage for pre-existing conditions for every American," Senator John Kennedy told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that could leave nearly 30 million Americans uninsured.
A letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman last week revealed seven senior officials in Paxton's office calling for federal law enforcement to "investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes" committed by their own boss.
Despite the bipartisan support and a 51-43 vote, the motion failed. Sixty votes were required to pass the measure.
The House Speaker said the president has only one goal for rushing Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court: to abolish the Affordable Care Act, starting with November 10 oral arguments over the health law.
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, could face being eliminated by the Supreme Court, with Democrats suggesting another Trump-picked justice makes this more likely.
Bev Veals, a three-time cancer survivor from Carolina Beach, recorded her call with a member of North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis' Washington, D.C., staff after she grew upset with his apparent lack of empathy.