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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Rushes to Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, Refuses to Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

By October 12, 2020No Comments

Judiciary Committee member U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has made his opposition to the Affordable Care Act crystal clear by voting time and again to repeal the health care law and by supporting California v. Texas, the Trump administration’s lawsuit to completely dismantle the health care law. If successful, the lawsuit would throw our entire health care system into chaos by ripping away health care from more than 20 million Americans and ending protections for more than 135 million people with pre-existing conditions, all in the middle of an ever-worsening pandemic. Senate Republicans are rushing to confirm anti-ACA Judge Amy Coney Barrett in hopes she will help them accomplish their decade-long goal of eliminating the law — and the protections it provides for Americans — when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in California v. Texas one week after the election. 

What’s At Stake If The Supreme Court Overturns The ACA

If Trump’s lawsuit to overturn the ACA is successful, 227,000 Iowans would lose coverage. 

Without the ACA, 1,288,400 Iowans with pre-existing conditions could be charged more or denied coverage altogether. 

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Senator Grassley And The ACA

Grassley has voted FIVE TIMES to fully repeal the ACA.

2013: Grassley Called The ACA A “Failed Program” That Has “Not Been A Success By Any Measure.” “It is time to admit that Obamacare has not achieved the correct or desired result of an attempt. It has not been a success by any measure. Unless of course you lower your standard to the point that the mere act of keeping the doors open is a success .How sad is that for all we have been through. Maybe, just maybe, it is time to admit that massive restructuring has failed…The American people need to know that this failed program is not the only answer.” [Senator Chuck Grassley Floor Speech, 11/14/13]