Two years after Senate Republicans’ corporate tax giveaway laid the foundation for a GOP lawsuit to tear down the Affordable Care Act, a new report from NPR lays out the consequences for millions of Americans if that toxic lawsuit succeeds. A new federal court ruling could come any day, threatening protections like “allowing adult children to stay on their parents’ health plans and requiring that insurers cover people who have preexisting health conditions… closing the notorious ‘doughnut hole’ that had left some seniors with big drug bills,” and ensuring access to preventive care and other critical benefits.
While Republicans’ health care lawsuit could do away with protections millions of Americans rely on and “throw… health care markets, and 1/5 of the economy, into chaos,” the wealthiest Americans and corporate special interests would still come out on top — just one more sign that Republicans’ tax scam isn’t working for America’s working families.
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By Julie Rovner
December 16, 2019
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