Kamala Harris: A vote for Joe Biden was a vote for health care as a right

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made pitches for health care coverage Tuesday that appeared directed at the Supreme Court, with Harris arguing Americans voted for Biden because they consider coverage a right.

The two briefed journalists Tuesday about their assessment of the cases made in the Supreme Court Tuesday, as outgoing President Donald Trump‘s administration joined with attorneys general from several states in aiming to have the Affordable Care Act declared unconstitutional.

At The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden and Harris made their case to Americans about the need to continue the kinds of coverage assured Americans under the Affordable Care Act. That includes coverage for preexisting conditions, coverage equality for men and women, and for seniors, and the ban on lifetime caps for coverage.

Yet they also appeared to direct their case toward Supreme Court Justices, indirectly. They argued that Biden’s election as President was a clear indication that Americans want Obamacare to stay.

Harris, speaking first, argued the point emphatically.

“We just had an election in America, an election where health care was very much on the ballot. Our country had a clear choice in this election,” she said.

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