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Judge Barrett’s view of Obamacare stirs fear among disabled Americans
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Judge Barrett’s view of Obamacare stirs fear among disabled Americans

Rebecca Cokley explains why Judge Amy Coney Barrett's probable confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court stirs unease among disabled Americans.

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  • Rebecca Cokley

As I watched the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett last week, I couldn’t help but think how much her confirmation would hurt families like hers and mine.

Nobody questions that Judge Barrett loves her family, but it is a simple fact that whether she is promoted to the Supreme Court or not, she will have a level of guaranteed health care for life that many if not most disabled people can only dream of — especially if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

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Rebecca Cokley

Director, Disability Justice Initiative