Republican Senate candidates have not backed down from a lawsuit that threatens protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions
ATLANTA — Today, as the Supreme Court announced it would hear oral arguments in the GOP’s lawsuit to overturn the entire health care law one week after the election, both Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins are still standing behind their party’s lawsuit that would gut critical protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.
Both candidates have refused to condemn this reckless lawsuit which would threaten health care coverage for millions in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak that has left Georgia with “the highest rate of new cases” in the country. In fact, after previously voting multiple times to gut the law in Congress, Collins has praised this lawsuit as a way to “overcome” the health care law. Loeffler, meanwhile, has promised to back Republican leadership which supports this reckless lawsuit “100%” in a desperate attempt to shore up her flailing campaign.
And what would these Republicans’ preferred outcome look like for Georgia if this lawsuit succeeds after the election?
“Instead of working to expand access to health care in a global pandemic, Republicans like Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins have been fighting to take it away,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Today’s announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments against the health care law just one week after the election is a reminder that the stakes for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions are higher than ever in 2020 — and that Loeffler and Collins cannot be trusted to protect Georgians’ health care.”
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