After Meeting With Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee, Did Perdue Raise Serious Questions On Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions or Serve As GOP Rubber Stamp?

September 30, 2020

Legal scholars say ‘ACA supporters should be concerned’ about Judge Barrett’s record of skepticism on Affordable Care Act

ATLANTA — Today, after meeting with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Senator David Perdue said the longtime, vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act would be “an exceptional Justice.” As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the GOP lawsuit attempting to overturn the health care law and its protections for nearly 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions, Georgians deserve to know if Senator Perdue pressed Judge Barrett on her dangerous record or if he continued to show his unwavering loyalty to President Trump’s reckless agenda to “terminate” the health care law in the Supreme Court.

So far, Perdue has refused to take questions from the press regarding his meeting with Judge Barrett, leaving Georgians wondering if Perdue pushed Barrett on her stance on the lawsuit despite his claims to support coverage protections for pre-existing conditions and the fact that the GOP has no plan in place to protect them if the court strikes down the health care law. 

A recent poll shows that a clear majority of Georgians support keeping the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions intact, which could explain why Senator Perdue is trailing in recent polls given his attempt to “obscure [his] position on pre-existing conditions,” despite a PolitiFact fact-check ruling Perdue’s claim to support protections for people with pre-existing conditions as “False.” 

“An overwhelming number of voters in Georgia and across the country desperately want to keep protections for people with pre-existing conditions, but unfortunately Georgians don’t have any faith in Senator Perdue’s willingness to fight for those protections because he’s shown us repeatedly that he’s willing to lie about his record on safeguarding our health care coverage,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.


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