Gary Zuckett: Court nominee Kavanaugh has established position against health care
Despite all the beauty, there’s a threat hovering over West Virginia’s workers, women, children and families. For many of us, it’s the fear of losing our current access to life-giving health care if Brett Kavanaugh makes it to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh’s history within the health care debate is marred by his sole dissenting vote in Seven-Sky v. Holder, a landmark case upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted at the beginning of this decade. Kavanaugh disagreed with the majority’s ruling to uphold key patient protections, including those which prevent the insurance industry from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions. He could vote against them again if the federal lawsuit currently challenging the ACA should reach the Supreme Court.