WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats have pushed an election-year package expanding “Obamacare” coverage through the House.
The measure is doomed because it will never see the light of day in the Republican-run Senate, and the White House has threatened that President Donald Trump would veto it anyway.
But the bill’s significance is more political than legislative. It comes during a coronavirus pandemic that’s elevated people’s health concerns and has resulted in millions losing employer-provided health insurance. Passage also comes as Trump has asked the Supreme Court to declare the health care law unconstitutional.
The battle highlights how health care will be a major 2020 campaign issue.
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