REMINDER: Two Years Ago, Republicans Ramped Up Attacks on Health Care Law

June 8, 2020

In 2018, the Trump administration chose not to defend critical protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions as part of reckless lawsuit

ATLANTA — This week marks two years since Republicans ramped up their attacks on the health care law and announced that they would not defend its critical protections for millions of Americans as part of their anti-health care lawsuit — including protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.

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Georgia Republicans — including GOP Senate contenders — have continued to stand behind this reckless lawsuit as it “plows forward” to the Supreme Court. Senator David Perdue has already repeatedly voted to gut the health care law  and has gone on record saying he “of course” supports the lawsuit. Senator Kelly Loeffler, meanwhile, has refused to say anything beyond pledging to stand behind Trump and Republican leadership “100%”, and Congressman Doug Collins’ record of voting to dismantle the health care law is clear

Yet despite reports showing that the health care law and its protections are helping Americans retain access to care in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Republicans continue to push forward with their reckless lawsuit to fully “terminate” the law.

“Now more than ever, Georgia families are relying on their elected leaders to protect their access to care — not work to take it away,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “But even in the middle of a pandemic, Senator Perdue, Senator Loeffler, and Congressman Collins refuse to let up on their attacks on the health care law and its crucial protections for Georgians.”


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