ON THIS DAY: Perdue Tried (And Failed) to “Dismantle” the Health Care Law in the Senate

July 28, 2020

Despite admitting that the proposal “would make it hard for people to afford insurance,” Perdue voted with Republicans to “dismantle” health care law which he believed “should be entirely repealed”

ATLANTA — Today marks the 3-year anniversary of the GOP’s failed effort to “dismantle” the health care law — with the strong support of Senator David Perdue, who believed the law should be entirely repealed.”

Even as Perdue “conceded” that the proposal voted on three years ago today “would make it hard for people to afford insurance,” he still cast his vote in favor while calling the bill’s failure “everything that’s wrong with Washington.”

But now, in a real example of what’s wrong with Washington, Perdue is still standing with Republicans to try and do through the courts what he couldn’t get passed through Congress, supporting a reckless lawsuit to entirely overturn the health care law and threaten coverage protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.

What would this disastrous lawsuit which Perdue “of course” supports mean for Georgia?

“Senate Republicans’ last attempt to repeal the health care law may have failed, but Senator David Perdue has never given up on trying to rip access to care away from Georgia families,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Perdue’s support of this toxic anti-health care lawsuit is yet another example of how he can’t be trusted to stand up for Georgians’ health care — even in the middle of a public health crisis.”

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