Senate Republicans wave away SCOTUS threat to Obamacare

Republicans have a surprising new message: Obamacare is safe under them. After spending a decade trying to repeal the 2010 health care law, Republicans are now insisting it is not in peril and that there’s no proof Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will attempt to strike it down when the high court hears a challenge to Obamacare on Nov. 10. Their assertion that there’s nothing to fear comes as Senate Democrats are making the Supreme Court’s threat to the Affordable Care Act their central argument against Barrett’s confirmation. “I don’t think it’s likely to happen,” said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo), when asked whether the Supreme Court would invalidate Obamacare if Barrett is confirmed. “A lot of the ACA is just baked into the system.” “I personally don’t think the Supreme Court would overturn it because I think they would allow it to be severed,” added Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.),

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By Marianne LeVine and Alice Miranda Ollstein

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