Kavanaugh Won’t Say If He’ll Uphold Obamacare’s Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

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September 5, 2018 2:40 pm
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh refused to say whether he’d uphold the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions, which are currently at risk due to a GOP lawsuit at the lower court level.

Kavanaugh, in dodging Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)’s question, pointed to what Supreme Court justices had said in their confirmation hearings about declining to say how they would rule in specific cases.

“It’s a combination of my respect for nominee precedent and my respect for judicial independence,” Kavanaugh said. “So I can’t give assurances on a specific hypothetical.”

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