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Health care is focus as Barrett Supreme Court hearing opens

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats branded Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a threat to the Affordable Care Act Monday at the start of a fast-tracked hearing that Republicans are confident will end with Barrett’s confirmation to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. In a competing effort to define the 48-year-old Barrett, who sat silent and wearing a face mask, Republican senators called President Donald Trump’s pick a thoughtful judge with impeccable credentials. Barring a dramatic development, Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm Barrett to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.

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