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How Trump's SCOTUS Pick Could Jeopardize Health Care for Millions

Trump’s SCOTUS nominee could help end Obamacare — and people like Ashley Suder are living in fear of what comes next.

“I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2010. Gastroparesis — which is, you stomach is paralyzed, basically, — 2013. I was diagnosed with a number of blood clots in 2015; I’ve had two pulmonary embolisms and two [Deep vein thrombosis]. And then I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017,” she explained. “The medication that my rheumatologists have me on is just so exorbitantly expensive that they give me all the samples that they have because they know Medicaid won’t cover it. And then I’m on an injectable medication to prevent more blood clots, that one’s incredibly expensive. I always dread the cost of any of these going up any more. I don’t know how I will afford anything, especially with co-pays.”

Suder’s senator, Democrat Joe Manchin, voted for Trump’s last SCOTUS pick.

“I will be contacting my senator, Joe Manchin, to make sure he votes no on Brett Kavanaugh,” she said. “And I ask you, everyone out there, especially people with pre-existing conditions to contact you senators by phone, by email, whatever and please ask them to vote no on Brett Kavanaugh if he is not going to protect those of us with pre-existing conditions.”

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