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Senate Republicans Vote to Take Away Americans’ Health Care

By October 1, 2020No Comments

Washington, DC — Today, Senate Republicans voted to support President Trump’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in California v. Texas one week after the election. If Trump and the Republicans get their way, the court will include nominee Amy Coney Barrett who has already publicly expressed her opposition to the ACA. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“Make no mistake, Senate Republicans voted today to take away your health care and rip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions. By blocking this bill by Senate Democrats, the Republicans voted in support of President Trump’s lawsuit to dismantle the ACA and rip health care from more than 20 million Americans and end protections for 135 million people with pre-existing conditions. Senate Republicans can no longer hide from voters where they stand on health care. They have voted time and again to repeal the ACA. They are rushing to confirm an anti-ACA Supreme Court nominee to tilt the balance of the court in favor of overturning the law. And now, they have voted to support Trump’s lawsuit to get rid of the ACA in the middle of a pandemic. This vote proves they are on board with President Trump’s disastrous health care sabotage record. A Republican vote against this bill serves as a clear endorsement of DOJ’s effort to strike down the ACA.”