United States Supreme Court Justice and champion of gender equality Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away, leaving her Supreme Court (SCOTUS) seat vacant after 27 years of service. Justice Ginsburg’s death has resurrected uncertainty around the future of American health care, as the Court prepares to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the ACA. Despite previously insisting that the Senate not confirm Supreme Court nominees during a presidential election year, Senate Republicans and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have changed their stance, announcing that they intend to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat prior to the November election.

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