Ve President-elect Kamala Harris is delivering remarks now from Wilmington, Delaware, on the Affordable Care Act.
“If the Supreme Court agrees with the opponents of the act, their decision could take health care away from 20 million Americans. It could take away protections from more than 100 million people with pre-existing conditions in our country, and hurt the millions of Americans who have come to rely on the Affordable Care Act, getting rid of the Affordable Care Act will take us backwards,” Harris mentioned.
“This is all happening when our country is suffering through a pandemic that has claimed more than 238,000 lives, and we all know that if the Affordable Care Act is struck down communities of color would be hit particularly hard,” Harris continued.
President-elect Joe Biden, who campaigned on a promise to keep and build on Obamacare, is anticipated to communicate quickly as properly.
The speech comes the day Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments within the case that seeks to overturn the landmark well being reform legislation.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested Tuesday that it wasn’t the Supreme Court’s function to invalidate your entire sprawling, 900-page Affordable Care Act, even when a number of provisions are deemed unconstitutional, signaling the important thing elements of Obamacare will survive the newest court docket problem.
The Trump administration and several other Republican-led states are asking the court docket to strike down the legislation, 10 years after it was handed, doubtlessly impacting thousands and thousands of Americans.
Read extra concerning the oral arguments as we speak within the Supreme Court here.
Hear Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: