Atlanta — Democratic Party of Georgia Executive Director Scott Hogan released the following statement as Donald Trump and Republicans, including Georgia’s Attorney General Christopher Carr, file briefs at the US Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, eliminating health care for more than 20 million Americans, including more than one million Georgians.
“During the worst health crisis Georgians have faced in our lifetimes, it is unconscionable that Donald Trump and Republicans including Chris Carr are moving forward with their cruel lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Tens of thousands of Georgians have lost their jobs and health insurance because of Trump’s chaotic, failed pandemic response. If Republicans succeed, almost half a million Georgians would risk losing their health coverage, and as many as 4.3 million Georgians with preexisting conditions could lose coverage or face higher costs. Time and time again, Democrats have beaten back Republican attempts to overturn this critical law, and we are going to do it again when we elect Joe Biden as our next president.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES ON HEALTH CARE
Promise: “We have to really run this country with love and with heart, and we have to take care of people that are sick. We have to take care of people that need help. We have to get better health care.” [Trump campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, November 30, 2015]
Reality: If Republicans succeed in overturning the Affordable Care Act, 461,000 Georgians would lose their health insurance. It would also threaten protections for as many as 4.3 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.