Kavanaugh Hearings: Dems Tell Judge Abortion Rights, Preexisting Conditions Top Their Concerns
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee told Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the first day of confirmation hearings Tuesday they will question his rulings on abortion and women’s reproductive rights, and on retaining federal insurance coverage for people with preexisting conditions under Obamacare. As the potential conservative swing vote on the high court, Kavanaugh’s decisions can impact sales of contraceptive devices and medtech to treat heart disease, cancer, diabetes and an array of other preexisting conditions.
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An analysis of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s prior rulings opposing the Affordable Care Act, and how his weight on ACA cases coming before the high court may remove some marketplace insurance for medtech products for preexisting illnesses and mental health that are currently covered.
A look at what impacts a changed court could have on abortion rights, and related IUD products that device companies Bayer and Allergan make and sell, plus a peek at new contraceptive products on the horizon.
Sales of contraceptive intrauterine devices rose in the 4th quarter of 2016 at some companies. The increase in interest in IUDs coincides with efforts to repeal Obamacare and eliminate contraceptive coverage guarantees, according to Planned Parenthood and AthenaHealth.