Six weeks ahead of Election Day, Democratic leaders of the legislature’s Insurance and Public Health committees portrayed the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a wedge issue in the campaign for General Assembly and in the presidential race unfolding amid a global health pandemic.
Ginsburg’s death Friday means the Supreme Court will have a smaller liberal wing when it hears the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act in November.
“To the voters of Connecticut: Health care is on the ballot,” Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, a co-chairman of the Insurance Committee, said Tuesday at a press conference at the State Capitol. “There is a referendum coming soon on what kind of health care we want to see. … If the current president and the current members of