Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden just dropped a bombshell on healthcare and America is reeling. Millions of people across the country are stunned by his announcement.
As we get closer to the November 3 election, Biden is ramping up the lies and this one was a doozy. Speaking to reporters this week, he claimed that Judge Amy Coney Barrett “said she wants to get rid of the Afforable Care Act.”
Of course, Barrett said no such thing — not during her confirmation hearings this week or anytime in the past. She has made it clear that judges should not state their views on a particular law in order to remain publicly impartial.
However, she has criticized the ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts that “pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute.” She is specifically addressing how the law’s health insurance mandate was upheld as a tax.
The ACA does not include this language, yet Roberts essentially re-wrote the law from the bench “to sustain the statute as a valid exercise of the taxing power,” even though it could not have been upheld otherwise under “Congress’s commerce power.”
Claiming that Barrett said ACA should be overturned is not anywhere close to the same thing as what she said — that the means by which the law was preserved was erroneous. Her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, held the same view.
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