Republicans have put our health care on the line yet again
The Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear a Trump-backed lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what is at stake:
- Preexisting conditions protections: The lawsuit targets the ACA’s provisions on preexisting conditions, which ensure that the 135 million Americans with preexisting conditions can’t be denied affordable coverage.
- Coverage losses and premium increases: If the Supreme Court upholds the ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans will lose coverage and see their health care costs skyrocket. See a state-by-state breakdown here.
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The ACA is more popular than ever. The lawsuit, which has been described by legal scholars as “absurd” and “ludicrous,” threatens affordable health coverage for tens of millions of Americans—and it’s just one more example of how Trump has corrupted the Department of Justice to do his bidding.
Worst of all, Trump is threatening to take away health coverage from millions at a time when America is facing a public health crisis from coronavirus. Trump and Republicans should drop the lawsuit now.