Ellison Opposes GOP Push to Strike Down ACA in Supreme Court
Dave Bishop | Nov 10, 2020 AT 11:24 am
(MNN) -- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is among those urging the U-S Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
The justices today (Tuesday) hear oral arguments on Republicans' push to abolish it. Ellison says we're "fighting as hard as we can to make sure that an illness doesn't mean economic ruin and bankruptcy... to make sure that people get protection from pre-existing conditions -- particularly at this moment when COVID is biting so hard." In 2017 Republicans eliminated the tax penalty for not having health insurance.
G-O-P states, led by Texas, argue with zero penalty that tax is unconstitutional and the entire Affordable Care Act should also be eliminated.
Democrats warn that more than 20-million Americans will lose their health care coverage if the A-C-A is overturned.