ATLANTA – Today, in advance of Donald Trump’s visit to Georgia, Georgians called out Trump and Georgia Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for their support of the Trump administration’s lawsuit that would rip away protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.
The GOP-backed lawsuit, which is now on its way to the Supreme Court, aims to overturn the entire health care law, which would end critical protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions, and raise costs and worsen health care coverage across the board.
“The Affordable Care Act helps Georgia families access affordable health care, keeps costs of care low, and protects coverage for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions,” said Georgia Representative Erick Allen. “By supporting Trump’s lawsuit to gut the ACA, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, and Georgia Republicans show that they’d rather stand with Washington Republicans than protect Georgians’ care.”
“Republicans’ pathological obsession with gutting American health care is endangering lives across our state,” said health care advocate Joe Binns with Protect Our Care Georgia. “If this lawsuit succeeds, millions of Americans will lose coverage and pay more for health care, and insurance companies will once again be allowed to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
“Before the Affordable Care Act, my health insurance could refuse to cover my pre-existing conditions, leaving me without care. If the Trump administration and Georgia Republicans continue with this lawsuit, they are putting millions of Georgians with pre-existing conditions like me at risk,” said Kellye Call, a graduate student at the University of Georgia. “We depend on the Affordable Care Act to survive – and our leaders need to put the health of Georgians first.”