Washington, DC — Tonight at the Democratic National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden and health care advocates and storytellers came together to hold President Trump accountable for his war on America’s health care and highlight Biden’s plan to make health care accessible and affordable. Vice President Biden’s health care plan would strengthen the protections of the Affordable Care Act, make sure people with pre-existing conditions are protected and expand health care access to every American. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:

“Trump has seized every opportunity to take away health care from Americans. He’s proposed slashing Medicare and Medicaid funding, supports gutting Medicaid coverage, and wants to take away protections for pre-existing conditions. He is arguing before the Supreme Court to dismantle the entire ACA — in the middle of an ever worsening pandemic. If the lawsuit is successful, President Trump would rip away health care from more than 23 million Americans and end protections for more than 135 million people with pre-existing conditions, including for millions of Americans who have contracted the virus.

Four more years of Donald Trump would be a disaster for health care in our country. Vice President Biden is a tireless champion for health care and has a plan to make sure every American gets the care they need.”