NEW: On 10th Anniversary of ACA Signing, White House Doubles Down on Senate Republican-Backed Lawsuit to “Terminate” Health Care Law

March 23, 2020

Despite ongoing public health emergency, Trump and Republican allies Perdue and Loeffler remain determined to end critical protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions along with a critical health fund for the CDC

ATLANTA — Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the landmark health care law that guarantees access to care for the 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions — just one day after President Donald Trump reaffirmed his plan to “terminate” this critical law through a Republican-backed lawsuit that Perdue and Loeffler refuse to condemn. 

Even as the United States is in the middle of a massive public health crisis, this lawsuit that Republicans continue to support aims to overturn the entire health care law and its critical protections for Georgia families.

What does that look like for Georgians?

As if that weren’t enough, this lawsuit would eliminate a key fund for the CDC even as the White House recently “doubled down” on a proposed 15% cut to the CDC’s already strained resources — all during the COVID-19 emergency.

Perdue already repeatedly voted in support of gutting the health care law and undermining its protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and even went as far as to claim “of course” he supports this lawsuit. Loeffler, meanwhile, has pledged to stand with the White House and Senate Republicans “100%” as she desperately tries to hold off top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins in their “brutal Republican-on-Republican fight.” Now with the stakes higher than ever, neither are showing signs of putting Georgians before their reckless and partisan agenda.

“Even in the middle of a public health emergency, Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are refusing to stand up to the ongoing efforts to take away Georgians’ access to health care,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “After 10 years, Washington Republicans are still desperately fighting to end the health care law that ensures access to care for millions including 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions. Now more than ever, Georgians need elected officials to protect their access to health care, not fight to take it away.”

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