One Year Ago: Perdue Said He “Of Course” Supports Lawsuit to End Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions and Kick Millions Off Coverage

January 10, 2020

GOP-backed lawsuit could end critical protections for Georgia families while increasing costs and slashing coverage

ATLANTA — One year ago today, Senator David Perdue made his reckless priorities on health care clear when asked if he supported Republicans’ lawsuit to strip away protections for those with pre-existing conditions and gut the health care law, forcing millions off their coverage. His answer? “Of course.”

Now, Georgia families are at risk  after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled in Texas v. United States last month to send the case back to the district court to determine whether to overturn the law entirely — including its protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

Perdue is now closer to his longheld goal of ripping apart the entire health care law, kicking millions of Americans off their insurance and making care unaffordable for many more.

What would Senator Perdue’s health care agenda mean for Georgia families?

And Perdue’s got the record to prove it: He’s voted multiple times to gut the health care law and undermine protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions while raising costs and weakening coverage protections across the board. No matter how much damage it might cause for Georgia families, Perdue remains committed to his partisan crusade against Georgians’ health care.

“Senator Perdue may not be giving up his ideological quest to end health care protections for the 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions, but voters will remember his unequivocal support for the GOP’s anti-health care lawsuit in November,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Given his record in Washington of trying to gut protections for those with pre-existing conditions and rip health care away from Georgians, Senator Perdue should be ready for voters to ‘of course’ reject him in 2020.”

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