FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018
Contact: Kathy Melley, 617-791-0708
Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh is dangerous to people’s health
(BOSTON, MA)--Statement of Robert Restuccia, executive director of Community Catalyst Action Fund, regarding today’s nomination by President Trump of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Today’s announcement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy puts the health care, consumer protections and civil rights of millions in serious jeopardy.
“As we continue to examine the background and opinions of Brett Kavanaugh, we at Community Catalyst Action Fund will raise up what’s at stake and stand strong against any nominee who would roll back consumer protections or who has shown animus toward laws like the Affordable care Act that allow people to access affordable, quality health care.
“While the ACA has withstood prior challenges before the Supreme Court, dozens of congressional repeal attempts and numerous sabotage efforts led by President Trump and his allies, we know that critical cases regarding protections for people with pre-existing conditions and eligibility for Medicaid are making their way through the courts. The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh could result a rollback of consumer protections and cause millions to lose their coverage.
“We need a nominee who will protect health coverage for people with preexisting conditions, women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals and people living with disabilities in any case that comes before the Court. Brett Kavanaugh is not that nominee.
“We encourage individuals across our country to make their voices heard in the coming weeks and months. The nomination and confirmation of a Supreme Court justice is an important hallmark of our democracy, and we all have a stake.”
About Community Catalyst Action Fund
The Community Catalyst Action Fund is a national non-profit organization committed to engaging consumers in the decision-making that shapes our health system. We support consumer advocate participation in the creation and implementation of public policy that improves the affordability and quality of health care, and we work to highlight electoral candidates’ positions on health care issues so the public can make informed choices. Visit http://actionfund.communitycatalyst.org or follow us on Twitter @HealthActionHub.
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