Two Years Ago: Perdue and his Washington Allies Laid the Groundwork to Overturn the Health Care Law in Court

November 14, 2019

Perdue backed the Republican tax plan’s gutting of a key health care law provision leading to a federal lawsuit threatening to dismantle the entire law and end protections for people with pre-existing conditions

Atlanta — Today marks two years since Senator David Perdue and his Washington allies laid the groundwork for a lawsuit to completely overturn the health care law and end all of its critical consumer protections. By sneaking a provision gutting the health care law’s coverage requirement into their corporate tax giveaway, Senate Republicans set the stage for the currently pending Texas v. United States lawsuit, which is poised to end the health care law’s protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, spike costs and create chaos in the system. 

As a result of this reckless addition to Republicans’ corporate tax giveaway and their subsequent lawsuit, Georgia could face:

It’s no surprise that Perdue supported a bill with provisions that could accomplish his longheld goal of sabotaging the entire health care system and line the pockets of his wealthy special interest donors. Perdue’s record in Washington already includes multiple votes to gut the health care law and undermine protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions while raising costs and worsening coverage across the board — and Perdue “of course” supports the anti-health care lawsuit sparked by his tax giveaway. But even with the well-being of his constituents on the line, Perdue remains committed to his partisan crusade against Georgians’ access to health care.

“Senator Perdue’s corporate tax giveaway didn’t just provide a handout to powerful special interests and the wealthiest 1% — it also threatened coverage protections for the over 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions by enabling Republicans’ reckless health care lawsuit,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Inserting this toxic provision aimed at gutting the health care law shows just how out-of-touch Senator Perdue is with Georgians’ priorities, and it’s clear that he’ll continue to threaten access to quality, affordable health care as long as he’s in Washington.”


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