MISSOULA, Mont. — In Missoula Wednesday, gubernatorial candidate and current Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney addressed the press on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion.
Cooney stressed the importance of the Affordable Care Act to rural Montanans.
He added the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the future of the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10.
Cooney also touched on the recent Supreme Court vacancy.
“The U.S. Senate has and is going to try and take this up. I suspect that they will -- that’s their business, that’s what they're set to do. ... I will be focusing on what needs to be done in order to try and continue to protect Montanans and make sure that they can access the appropriate health care,” said Cooney.
Cooney adds the Supreme Court seat decision will impact Montanans' health care.
Rep. Greg Gianforte’s gubernatorial campaign released this statement about the Supreme Court vacancy:
“I support President Trump nominating and the Senate confirming a well-qualified justice who will uphold our Constitution and interpret laws. If we’re going to protect our way of life, Montana just can’t afford a liberal, activist judge who will make laws from the bench – someone Joe Biden will nominate and Mike Cooney will support.”