Watch: 13-Year-Old With Pre-Existing Condition Confronts Kavanaugh For Wanting To End Obamacare
Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been pressed by Democratic lawmakers over his opinions about the Affordable Care Act and if he would keep it intact if he gets chosen.
Kavanaugh has declined to say if he would uphold a statute that requires insurance companies to provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
On Friday, 13-year old Jackson Corbin, who suffers from a condition known as Noonan syndrome, appeared before the Senate to confront Kavanaugh and urge him not to end Obamacare.
“I am privileged to represent 130 million people with pre-existing conditions today, and I am grateful for the invitation to testify before you,” Corbin told the Senate Judiciary Committee on the fourth day of hearings for Kavanaugh.
Jackson went on to explain his condition while claiming that his mother and younger brother also suffer from it.
“I speak for every American whose life could change tomorrow with a new diagnosis,” Jackson said, before emphasizing the need for affordable care in the U.S. for people with pre-existing conditions.
“If you destroy protections for pre-existing conditions, you leave me and all kids and adults like me without care and without the ability to afford our care. All because of who we are. We deserve better than that.”
He then added that “we must have justices on the Supreme Court who will save the affordable care act, safeguard pre-existing conditions, and protect our care.”
Take a look at Corbin’s testimony below:
"I am privileged to represent 130 million people with pre-existing conditions today, and I am grateful for the invitation to testify before you," 13-year-old Jackson Corbin tells the @senjudiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/obMGkJNgAk
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) September 7, 2018