U.S. Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff, Elected Leaders, Legal Experts and Health Care Advocates Sound the Alarm on Trump-Republican Lawsuit to Terminate the ACA During COVID-19 Crisis

Washington, DC — With the Affordable Care Act under threat this week in the Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Governor Tony Evers (D-WI), Attorney General Keith Ellison (D-MN), U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff (D-GA), U.S. Representatives David Price (D-NC-04), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Chris Pappas (D-NH-01) along with other elected officials, legal experts and health care advocates joined Protect Our Care for 14 events nationwide to discuss the danger of California v. Texas — the Trump-Republican lawsuit to terminate the health care law. On Tuesday, November 10, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the lawsuit that could overturn the entire ACA, rip health care away from over 20 million Americans and end its protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions — all as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate across the country.

ALASKA
Monday, November 9, 2020 — Alaskan Health Care Advocates Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Monday, ahead of oral arguments in California v. Texas, a case that, if successful, would overturn the entire Affordable Care Act, ending its protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and ripping health care away from more than 20 million Americans, Alaskans Mark Regan, Jessica Cler, Meda Dewitt, and Jason Lessard participated in a virtual roundtable to outline the potential risk to Alaskans health care if the Supreme Court were to overthrow the Affordable Care Act. You can watch the roundtable here.

ARIZONA
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), Health Policy Experts, and Advocates Discuss What’s At Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, with oral arguments in the Trump administration’s lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act underway, Congressman Tom O’Halleran joined Protect Our Care Arizona and health care advocates to discuss what is at stake for Arizonans’ health care. Congressman O’Halleran and others criticized Republicans for failing to present a health care plan of their own while relentlessly working to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. You can watch the event here.

Coverage

  • Tucson Weekly: The Range: Arizonans Watching Closely as Supreme Court Takes Up ACA 
  • Prescott eNews: Arizonans Will Be Watching Closely When Supreme Court Takes Up ACA 
  • KPNX NBC12: Gilbert Family That Depends on Obamacare on Edge as It Goes Before SCOTUS
  • Tucson Sentinel: Arizonans Watching Closely as Supreme Court Takes Up Obamacare

COLORADO
Monday, November 9, 2020 — Colorado Health Care Advocates, Policy Experts Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Monday, as the Supreme Court prepared to hear oral arguments in the Trump administration and Republicans’ lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, Protect Our Care Colorado was joined by health policy experts joined Colorado Protect Our Care to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Coloradans’ and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. You can watch the event here.

Coverage

  • Colorado Times Recorder: Colorado Health Policy Experts Defend ACA Amid GOP Lawsuit to Kill It
  • The Denver Channel: Denver Woman Diagnosed with Cancer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Jeopardizes Her Future

GEORGIA
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — Jon Ossoff, U.S. Representative-Elect Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA-07) and Concerned Georgians Discusses What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, during the Supreme Court oral arguments regarding the future of the ACA, Jon Ossoff, Congresswoman-elect Carolyn Bourdeaux, Laura Colbert, executive director for Georgians for a Healthy Future, Erika Meyer, who works in infectious disease epidemiology at Emory, and Janel Green, a Decatur mother, joined Protect Our Care Georgia for an event at Liberty Park Plaza to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Georgians. Watch a recording of the event here.

Coverage

  • AP: Ossoff Condemns GOP Attempt to Ax Health Care Law
  • Decaturish: U.S. Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff Criticizes Attempt to Overturn the Affordable Care Act
  • WXIA (NBC): Georgia senate candidate Jon Ossoff attends rally to defend Affordable Care Act
  • WGCL (CBS): Democrats Blast Healthcare Lawsuit
  • Capitol Beat: Ossoff Rallies for Affordable Care Act as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Lawsuit
  • LeMonde: U.S. Elections 2020: Georgia at the Heart of the Battle for the Senate (translation here)
  • Georgia Recorder: Ossoff Says Health Care Is on Ballot as Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare
  • Georgia Health News: Justices’ Remarks Signal Affordable Care Act May Survive Latest Legal Challenge
  • The Atlanta Voice: #Election2020: Ossoff Says the Right to Healthcare Goes Beyond Politics
  • WSAV (NBC): Ga. State Leaders React to Obamacare Supreme Court Hearings
  • Griffin Daily News: Ossoff Rallies for Affordable Care Act
  • Courier Newsroom: ‘I Would, Quite Frankly, Become Disabled’: What the Affordable Care Act Means to This Georgia Woman
  • Rome News-Tribune: Ossoff Rallies for Affordable Care Act as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Lawsuit
  • Clayton News Daily: Justices’ Remarks Signal Affordable Care Act May Survive Latest Legal Challenge
  • KCEN (NBC): Live Updates: Biden’s Lead Has Grown to 14,000+ Votes
  • 11 Alive: Jon Ossoff Kicks Off Statewide Campaign Tour Ahead of High-Stakes Runoff Election
  • WAGA (FOX): Fox5 News @ Noon Clip
  • WAGA(FOX): Atlanta, GA FOX5 News @ 6:00 Clip
  • WAGA (FOX): Atlanta, GA FOX5 News @ 5:00 Clip
  • WXIA (NBC): 11 Alive News Clip

IOWA
Monday, November 9, 2020 — Iowa State Rep. Marti Anderson Joins Progress Iowa, Iowa Citizen Action Network and Protect Our Care Iowa to Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Monday, ahead of the Supreme Court oral arguments of California v. Texas, which will determine the future of the ACA, Iowa Rep. Marti Anderson, Sue Dinsdale, Executive Director of Iowa Citizen Action Network, and Matt Sinovic, Executive Director of Progress Iowa joined Protect Our Care, Progress Iowa, and Iowa Citizen Action Network for a press call to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Iowans and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. Listen to the recording here.

MAINE
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — State Sen. Ned Claxton, State Rep. Donna Doore, Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, during the Supreme Court oral arguments regarding the future of the ACA, Senator Ned Claxton, Representative Donna Doore, Marie Follayttar from Mainers for Accountable Leadership, and Wayne St. Peter, who received life-saving treatment with the ACA, joined Protect Our Care Maine to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Mainers and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. Listen to the recording here.

Coverage

MICHIGAN
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — Michigan Health Care Advocates, Policy Experts Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, with oral arguments in the Trump administration’s lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act underway, health care advocates and policy experts joined Protect Our Care Michigan to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Michiganders and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. You can watch the roundtable here.

Coverage

  • WXMI (FOX): Health Care Advocates Urge Supreme Court to Leave Affordable Care Act in Place
  • WWMT (CBS): Michigan health care advocates fight to protect Affordable Care Act
  • WXMI (FOX): Arguments Begin on Affordable Care Act
  • WLNS (CBS): Local Officials Fear Impact If ACA Is Struck Down
  • WWMT (CBS): Impact of Healthcare Decision
  • WPBN (NBC): Impact of ACA Repeal on Michiganders 
  • WSBT (CBS): SCOTUS Hears Case Challenging ACA
  • WEYI (NBC): The ACA in Michigan 

MINNESOTA
Monday, November 9, 2020 — Minnesota AG Keith Ellison and Andy Slavitt Join Protect Our Care to Discuss Trump-Republican Lawsuit to Terminate the ACA
Attorney General Keith Ellison (D-MN), former Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt and Andy Pincus, who has argued more than 30 cases before the Supreme Court, joined Protect Our Care to discuss California v. Texas, the Trump-Republican lawsuit to terminate the Affordable Care Act. Tomorrow, November 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuit that, if successful, would overturn the entire ACA, rip health care away from over 20 million Americans and end protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions — all during the worst public health crisis in a century. You can watch the event here.

Coverage

  • MinnPost: What’s at Stake for Minnesota in the Affordable Care Act Case Before the Supreme Court
  • KTOE Radio: Ellison Urges Supreme Court to Uphold ACA as Justices Hear Oral Arguments 
  • West Central Tribune: AG Ellison, Others Implore SCOTUS to Uphold ACA
  • KBRF Radio: Ellison Opposes GOP Push to Strike Down ACA
  • Washington Times: Democrats Say Supreme Court Needs to Keep Election Results in Mind When Hearing Obamacare Case
  • KXRA Radio: Ellison Opposes GOP Push to Strike Down ACA in Supreme Court
  • Minnesota News Network: Ellison Urges SCOTUS to Keep the ACA as Justices Hear Oral Arguments
  • Perham Focus: MN AG Ellison, Others Implore SCOTUS to Uphold Affordable Care Act

MONTANA
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — State Rep. Mary Ann Dunwell and Judy Shannon Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, during the Supreme Court oral arguments regarding the future of the ACA, Representative Mary Ann Dunwell (HD 84) and Judy Shannon joined Protect Our Care Montana to discuss how the lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Montanans and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by failures to confront the crisis head-on. Listen to the recording here.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH-01), State Sen. Thomas Sherman, Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy Programs at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Patrick Ho, President of the New Hampshire Psychiatric Association, Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, during the Supreme Court oral arguments regarding the future of the ACA, Rep. Chris Pappas joined legal and medical experts for a virtual press conference to discuss how the lawsuit before the Supreme Court to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Granite Staters and rip health care coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. Watch a recording of the event here.

Coverage

  • Seacoast Online: Pappas: Pandemic No Time to Kill Health Care Law
  • Union Leader: NH Obamacare Advocates: Expect Chaos If Supreme Court Strikes Down ACA
  • Concord Monitor: As Supreme Court Takes Up Affordable Care Act, Advocates Warn How Repeal Could Affect New Hampshire

NORTH CAROLINA
Monday, November 9, 2020 — U.S. Representative David Price (D-NC-04), State Sen. Natasha Marcus, Stacy Staggs Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Ahead of ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Monday, ahead of oral arguments in the Trump administration’s lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, Congressman David Price, Senator Natasha Marcus, and Stacy Staggs joined Protect Our Care North Carolina participated in a press call to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate North Carolinians and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. You can listen to audio of the press call here.

PENNSYLVANIA
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Pennsylvania Health Access Network and Health Care Advocates Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, during the Supreme Court oral arguments regarding the future of the ACA, Senator Bob Casey, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and health care advocates joined Protect Our Care Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Health Access Network for a virtual press call to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Pennsylvanians and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. Watch a recording of the event here.

Coverage

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Supreme Court Justices Question Affordable Care Act Mandate, Yet Seem Willing to Leave Health Law Intact
  • 90.5 WESA: Obamacare Is Before the Supreme Court, But Health Care Is Still Available
  • KDKA (CBS): Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision Could Impact Millions Of Pennsylvanians
  • WHYY (PBS): ‘It’s A Paralyzing Fear’: More Than 1 Million in Pa. Would Lose Coverage If Affordable Care Act Is Overturned

SOUTH CAROLINA
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — State Rep-Elect Deon Tedder, CNN Contributor Bakari Sellers, Health Care Advocates Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Trump administration’s lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, CNN Contributor Bakari Sellers, State Rep-Elect Deon Tedder, and The Rev. Dr. Jeremy Rutledge joined Protect Our Care South Carolina to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate South Carolina and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. You can watch the event here.

WISCONSIN
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — Governor Tony Evers (D-WI), Wisconsin Providers and Health Care Advocates Discuss What’s at Stake for Health Care Amidst ACA SCOTUS Oral Arguments
On Tuesday, as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Trump administration’s lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers joined providers and health care advocates to discuss how the Trump-Republican lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Wisconsinites and rip health coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration’s failure to confront the crisis head-on. You can watch the event here.

Coverage

  • Up North News: Evers Goes To Bat for the Affordable Care Act as Trump Tries to Kill It at the Supreme Court
  • WDJT (CBS): State Leaders React as Supreme Court Considers Affordable Care Act
  • Wisconsin Examiner: As Court Debates ACA Future, Wisconsin Advocates Reiterate Why It’s Needed
  • WMTV (NBC): Gov. Evers Defends Affordable Care Act on Panel
  • PBS Wisconsin: Wisconsin Officials Stress Importance of ACA as Supreme Court Hears Arguments
  • WITI: Protect Our Care Wisconsin Virtual Conversation
  • WSAW: Panelists in Favor of Health Care