Georgia Republicans Stand Behind Reckless Anti-Health Care Lawsuit as GOP Files Briefs

June 25, 2020

Supreme Court receives opening briefs from GOP backed by Perdue, Loeffler, and Collins who face increasing political “risk” trying to rip away health care from millions

ATLANTA — As the GOP files opening briefs today before the Supreme Court to overturn the entire health care law and end its critical protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions, one thing is certain: Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders are still standing behind this reckless anti-health care lawsuit.

As a reminder, here’s what Republicans’ preferred outcome would look like in this case while Georgians are in the middle of a global pandemic:

“Establishment player” Senator David Perdue has already said that he “of course” supports this reckless lawsuit — and he has the voting record to prove it. Top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins, meanwhile, has also repeatedly voted to gut the health care law as his opponent, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler, has promised to back Republican leadership “100%” in a desperate attempt to shore up her plummeting support levels with GOP voters.

Despite privately panicking about the political “risk” facing vulnerable Republicans who want to gut the health care law even during a pandemic without offering a suitable alternative plan, the GOP is still plowing forward with their agenda to rip health care away from millions of Americans with the full backing of Georgia’s Republican Senate candidates. 

“The GOP’s reckless attack on the health care law is an insult to more than 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions, as well as all Georgia families who are relying on the law’s protections now more than ever in the coronavirus outbreak,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Rather than standing up for Georgians’ access to care during a global pandemic, Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders are once again choosing to play politics with our health care instead of protecting it.”

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