Washington, DC – The Supreme Court announced Friday that opening briefs for petitioners in Texas v. United States, the Trump-Republican lawsuit to overturn the ACA will be due on May 6. This announcement means that President Trump’s determination to rip health care away from 20 million Americans will be on full display during the coronavirus crisis and just months before the November election. In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“This announcement means that President Trump’s lawsuit to rip health care away from 20 million Americans and protections from 135 million with pre-existing conditions will be front and center as Americans grapple with the coronavirus crisis and months before the November elections. It’s outrageous that when millions of Americans are more concerned than ever about their health and safety, Republicans will be arguing in court why it’s necessary to rip health care away from them when they need it most.”