The Huffington Post reports:
The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tragedy for the country, which has lost a groundbreaking legal icon, and for the many causes she championed.
It could also be a tragedy for the millions of people who depend on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance because of a lawsuit that the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Nov. 10.
The case, now called California v. Texas, comes from Republican state officials and has the backing of President Donald Trump. It alleges that the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare contains a fatal constitutional flaw, requiring the justices to wipe it off the books.
The Supreme Court vacancy caused by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has the potential to shift the court even further to the right, all but guaranteeing a string of conservative rulings on abortion rights and ensuring the demise of Obamacare https://t.co/vMZSIYsnam
— POLITICO (@politico) September 19, 2020
Hard to game out what happens to the ACA lawsuit now.
But the odds of the case prevailing — and millions losing insurance — just went up.https://t.co/gX8uhNRCUp
— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) September 19, 2020
NEW: How RBG’s death could shift the Supreme Court – and American life – rightward https://t.co/r5ofjo8nLd
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) September 19, 2020
Justice Ginsburg’s death leaves the US Supreme Court under a cloud of uncertainty as it prepares to begin a new term in 2 weeks, with questions about how some of the major cases on the docket — including the fate of Obamacare — will be affected. https://t.co/eKPx6uNeDA
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 19, 2020