A new MarketWatch report out today revealed that the dangerous Republican lawsuit to repeal the entire health care law, enabled by every single Senate Republican, would threaten nursing homes, making them “collateral damage” by unraveling oversight and resident protections, stripping many long-term care workers of health coverage, and undermining efforts to expand care options for seniors. The GOP lawsuit is escalating as many long-term-care facilities have been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic and nursing home workers are providing critical care.
Despite the alarming reports, Senate Republicans are plowing forward with their agenda to “terminate” the health care law, which would also eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, end Medicaid expansion, and kick an estimated 20 million Americans off their health coverage. Not a single incumbent GOP senator has taken action to oppose their party’s lawsuit to strike down the entire law, and every Senate Republican voted for the 2017 tax bill that “sparked” this harmful legal attack on our health care system.
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MarketWatch: Trump plan to kill Affordable Care Act threatens coronavirus-ravaged nursing homes
By Eleanor Laise
July 2, 2020
Read the full report here.
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