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Conn. Laws Can Safeguard Against Conservative SCOTUS Tilt

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett adjusts her face mask during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett adjusts her face mask during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Affordable Care Act following the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett would not affect Connecticut law.

After the late Republican  Senator John McCain prevented Congress from dismantling the program, the Trump Administration has been working to dismantle the Affordable Care Act through the court system.

"That would put at risk people with pre-existing conditions and put at risk the exchange but not in Connecticut," Lamont says, "We are working with the legislature to make sure that we can keep all those protections for people with pre existing protections in place no matter what the Supreme Court does.”

Lamont says abortion rights are also protected by Connecticut law. Barrett criticized components of the Affordable Care Act as a law professor. She also failed to disclose to the Senate that she had signed a letter supporting a pro-life group.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.