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Justice Ginsburg Discusses ‘Rapport’ With Obama

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed her personal ‘rapport’ with President Obama, which dates back to her son’s work on his 2004 Senate campaign.

“There was a rapport from the start between us,” Ginsburg said of Obama, before talking about the importance of Obamacare to the president’s legacy.

“Our country was just about the only Western industrialized country that didn’t have universal health care for all of the people, and he made the first giant step in that direction,” she told Bloomberg. “That’s certainly one of the things he will be remembered for.”

Ginsburg joined a 5-4 majority in 2012 upholding the constitutionality of the law that is so important to her friend’s legacy; the Supreme Court will have to make another decision about Obamacare this summer, in a case that could result in people in 34 states losing access to the subsidies that the law provides in order to make the mandated health insurance affordable.

 

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