DOJ Made Clear That Their Lawsuit Requires Eliminating Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions Along With the Rest of the ACA
Washington, DC — Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in California v. Texas. This case is the culmination of the decade-long Republican war on health care and the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the case would completely dismantle the ACA, ripping coverage from more than 20 million Americans and removing protections for 135 million people with pre-existing conditions — all in the middle of a global pandemic. The Acting Solicitor General, in particular, made very clear that the health care repeal lawsuit requires eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions along with the rest of the ACA.
“Trump’s Department of Justice and Republican attorneys general are continuing their health care sabotage agenda by asking the Supreme Court to entirely overturn the Affordable Care Act. Though many Justices seemed skeptical of the Republican arguments for completely dismantling the ACA, their intention remains crystal clear, and millions of Americans will have to wait months for a decision while the fate of their health care hangs in the balance,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “Despite voters rejecting their war on health care time and time again, Republicans will stop at nothing to throw our entire health care system into chaos and rip health care away from Americans, even during the worst public health crisis our country has faced in a century.”