Quinnipiac Poll: A clear majority of Georgians support keeping the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions intact
ATLANTA — Today, nearly a month before the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the GOP lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Senator David Perdue voted to allow the Trump administration to continue backing the lawsuit and against protecting 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.
Perdue’s shameful vote, which gives the Trump administration a greenlight to push for a court decision that strips away Americans’ needed health care coverage, comes only a day after pledging his “strongest support” for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and longtime, vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act – who legal scholars say poses a threat to safeguarding coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
If the court strikes down the health care law, Trump and the GOP have no plan in place to protect Georgians with pre-existing conditions, even though a recent poll showed that a clear majority of Georgians support keeping the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions intact. Senator Perdue has attempted to “obscure [his] position on pre-existing conditions,” despite a PolitiFact fact-check ruling Perdue’s claim to support protections for people with pre-existing conditions as “False.”
“If Senator Perdue cared in the slightest about Georgians with pre-existing conditions, he would have voted to protect them today, but instead he chose to be a rubber stamp for whatever reckless agenda President Trump espouses,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “As Perdue tries to deceive Georgians in his ads by falsely claiming he’ll protect pre-existing conditions, there’s no way to lie his way out of today’s clear vote of doing just the opposite.”