Press Release, Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after a federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act:
“On November 6, the American people overwhelmingly rejected Republican efforts to raise health care costs and kick millions of Americans with pre-existing health conditions off their insurance coverage. Republicans were sharply rebuked by the millions who value the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee that getting sick or having once been sick should not mean a lifetime of higher premiums or being denied coverage. Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Congress and having failed to win a mandate for their dangerous agenda at the polls, President Trump and his Republican allies are trying to use the courts to do so. Today’s ruling represents their latest effort in this onslaught against Americans’ access to quality, affordable health coverage. If this ruling is allowed to stand, it will be dangerous to the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans.
“When the new Democratic Majority assumes control of the House, one of our first priorities in January will be protecting those with pre-existing conditions and stopping Trump Administration and Republican efforts to kick them off their coverage or cause their health care premiums to skyrocket. This is what the American people elected us to do, and we will use our new Majority to meet that responsibility.”