Republicans Already Trying to Use Courts to Slash Coverage & Spike Costs
The GOP lawsuit against the ACA could make protections for pre-existing condition coverage unconstitutional. It’s one part of a strategy to sabotage the health care system, leaving Americans to pay more if they can afford coverage at all and jeopardizing care for those who need it. Here are the facts:
1. Employer-Provided Plans At Risk
If the GOP lawsuit is successful, it could impact employer-provided plans. From the Wall Street Journal:
2. Health Care Experts Are Against the Lawsuit
Hospitals, doctors and other experts filed amicus briefs against the lawsuit and oppose the Justice Department’s stunning decision to not to defend the existing law. From Axios:
3. Not a single Republican Senate candidate denounced this lawsuit.
The next time you hear any Republican Senate candidate talk about pre-existing conditions – ask them about this lawsuit to make protections for coverage for pre-existing conditions unconstitutional. You won’t hear them denounce it. In fact, Josh Hawley (MO), Patrick Morrisey (WV) and Rick Scott’s (FL) Attorney General are all parties to it.