2018.06.08: Last night the Trump administration filed a brief urging a federal court to dismantle two of the most critical Affordable Care Act provisions.
This is morally reprehensible. The Trump administration is refusing to defend the law of the land and going to bat for big insurance companies so they can once more deny health care to people with pre-existing conditions.
No one should be discriminated against just because they’re sick. That’s why President Obama and Democrats enacted historic protections for people with pre-existing conditions and prevented insurance companies from charging people higher rates because of their health status. And the American people overwhelmingly support these provisions.
If Donald Trump and Republicans get their way, millions of Americans will be at risk of losing their health coverage. These are our children, parents, grandparents, people with disabilities, and those who need health care the most.
This kind of health care sabotage is unprecedented, and we won’t let them get away with it. Like most Americans, Democrats believe health care is a right for all, not a privilege for a wealthy few. We will fight back, and the American people will make their voices heard by voting Republicans out of office for their senseless attacks on families all across this country.
@LucasRAcostaNational Broadcast Media Manager
Director of LGBTQ Media
Democratic National Committee
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