ATLANTA — Today, a new report from The Daily Beast outlines just how dedicated Georgia Republicans are to their lawsuit that would overturn the entire health care law, ending critical protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions while stripping coverage from millions across the country.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr even bragged to the Daily Beast that “two different courts have now agreed with us” in his quest to end health care coverage for millions, following up on President Donald Trump’s recent pledge to “terminate” the entire health care law as our country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
What does this dangerous lawsuit mean for Georgians’ access to care?
As politicians in-state like Carr and Governor* Brian Kemp are trying to undermine Georgians’ health care protections, their fellow Republicans in Washington are working just as hard to dismantle the health care law and its provisions for Georgia families. Senator David Perdue and Congressman Doug Collins both repeatedly voted to gut the health care law, while Perdue even bragged that he “of course” supports this devastating lawsuit.Senator Kelly Loeffler, meanwhile, has promised to stand with the White House and Senate Republicans “100%” as she desperately tries to hold off Collins in their brutal intraparty brawl.
“It’s shameful that in the middle of a public health crisis, Attorney General Chris Carr and his Republican allies are still focused on trying to take health care coverage away from Georgians rather than trying to expand access to care,” said Maggie Chambers, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “At a time when we should be talking about how to expand Medicaid or provide greater access to treatment for Georgians, Republicans would rather try and rip away coverage from families right when they need it most.”
Read the latest on Republicans’ reckless anti-health care lawsuit:
The Daily Beast: GOP Plows Forward on Plans to Kill Obamacare, Pandemic Be Damned