Jeff Jeans On How Obamacare Saved His Life, SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Cancer survivor Jeff Jeans once challenged Paul Ryan on repealing Obamacare. Now he’s trying to protect the ACA from SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“I was one of the first beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act and it saved my life,” he said. “Taking away my ability to buy my own health insurance would be devastating. If cancer comes back and you’re caught without health insurance — you know, I was lucky the first time that the Affordable Care Act saved my life. Hell, if that isn’t available, a lot of people are gonna die.”

In June of this year, 20 states filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. district court of the Northern district of Texas to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The lawsuit could reach the Supreme Court and Kavanaugh could be the deciding vote to strike down the act.

“One of the last legislative actions that Senator McCain took was his infamous thumbs down to protect the care of cancer patients like himself, like me, like millions of Americans,” said Jeans. “And I wish all the elected representatives would find the same compassion in their heart that Senator McCain did by protecting our access to health care. We should also have the same freedoms that everybody else in America does.”  

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