Congress lacked the political will to eliminate the popular parts of the Affordable Care Act and now Republicans are trying to use the Court to do that dirty work for them.

Well, this is something that the the GOP learned from the Democrats. Why do all the hard work of hammering out a legislative compromise if you can get the Court to do your work for you?

(They learned that from Roe v Wade, btw.)

If they succeed, the case will be appealed and it’s highly likely that it will be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, where Mr Kavanaugh may be called upon to decide it.

Yea, he might. At the end of the day, somebody on Trump’s list will be the person, if it’s not Kavanaugh.

But ponder, for a moment, exactly what the Republican leadership of these twenty states are trying to accomplish. They’re fighting, in the most literal sense, to let people die so that health insurance companies can pad their bottom line.

That’s inaccurately phrased. The pre-existing conditions clause was a risk-control mechanism. When the ACA got rid of it, it caused premiums to spike. If you put it back in place, premiums *should* deflate a bit.

That’s not a commentary on if the measure is right or wrong; but “padding the bottom line” is the most unlikely outcome in a competitive market.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation isn’t a sure thing.

Yea, it kinda is, but that’s besides the point, actually. The nominee is going to be somebody from Trump’s list. Is there somebody there you prefer? (Most times when I ask that question, they answer is ‘No, we don’t like any of them’. If that’s your answer, then the GOP can simply ignore you, because you’re going to pitch a hissy about anyone Trump comes up with.)

He’s the most unpopular Supreme Court nominee in a generation and Republicans are going to have to work hard to hold their Senate delegation together to ram him down America’s throat.

Won’t be that hard. (Odd that you refer to a proper process as Constitutionally outlined as “ramming down …”)

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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