Group health insurance in Fort Worth in Limbo As New Court Justice Is Confirmed

Rick Thornton, a health insurance agent in Fort Worth, says a repeal of the Affordable Care Act in November 100% hinges on how frontrunner Amy Coney Barrett votes.

Fort Worth health insurance and those who have it won’t have to wait long to find out who replaces the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It has been reported for at least a week now by practically every news outlet that the nation’s highest office has chosen Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, as its frontrunner to fill the current vacancy. An official appointment could come before the Nov. 3 election or during a lame-duck session. The appointment is at the top of everyone’s mind because everyone views Barrett as the sway vote in the upcoming ACA lawsuit.

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Previously, it was widely argued that the lawsuit over the embattled Affordable Care Act, which would affect those with health insurance in Fort Worth, could go either direction. Some still think the ACA could be saved. Others think it will be repealed in whole. But an increasing number of people feel that without Ginsburg, the likelihood of the bill being struck down is even higher — and at the center of it is Barrett considering the President has long been in favor of killing the ACA. She will likely toe those same party lines.

Rick Thornton, a Fort Worth health insurance agent, agrees that everything hinges on Barrett. Many say she has the backing of conservatives in government and outside groups that would throw their muscle behind her nomination. She is also known to have been critical of the ACA’s birth control mandate, suggesting that it was a “grave violation of religious freedoms.” Americans should take this latest news seriously and pay attention to how things shake out with the court, Thornton added. The decision, whether it is for or against the ACA, will affect the insured, uninsured, and nationwide insurers everywhere. Time will tell exactly what will happen with the court’s ruling, he said.

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