Biden defends Affordable Care Act as high court mulls its fate

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris
Posted at 5:10 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 08:56:47-05

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is championing the Obama administration's signature health law as it goes before the Supreme Court in a case that could overturn it.

The president-elect is delivering an Affordable Care Act speech on Tuesday, the same day the high court will hear arguments on its merits.

The Supreme Court ruled eight years ago to leave intact the essential components of the law known as Obamacare, but is now controlled 6-3 by a conservative majority.

The speech reflects the importance Biden is putting on health care as he prepares to take office in January amid the worst pandemic in more than a century.