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10.10.20

One Month From Today: Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions At Risk As Arguments Begin In Tillis-Backed ACA Lawsuit Before The Supreme Court

Tillis Has Said He Supports Anything That Takes The ACA “Off The Table,” Reiterated Support For The Lawsuit Last Week

RALEIGH, NC — One month from today, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in the administration’s lawsuit that could dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Made possible by Senator Thom Tillis and Washington Republicans’ tax law, the lawsuit could take away coverage for 20 million Americans and pre-existing conditions protections for 1.7 million North Carolinians. Senator Tillis has made consistent attacks on North Carolinians’ health care, voting 15 times to partially or fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and saying he supports anything that will take the ACA “off the table.” 

“Senator Thom Tillis has spent years in political office trying to deny North Carolinians health care, and even in the midst of this global pandemic, he hasn’t backed down. That is why we can’t back down in our efforts to replace him,” said Cal Cunningham. “This election is North Carolina’s opportunity to hold him accountable for those efforts — from blocking Medicaid and denying thousands of North Carolinians’ health care, to voting repeatedly to strip protections from 1.7 million North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions. In Washington, I’ll fight any effort that takes health care away from the people of our state.” 

In recent debates when asked directly about his plan to deliver quality, affordable health care to North Carolinians, Senator Tillis didn’t have anything to say: “Pushed on his plan to replace Obamacare, Tillis said, ‘We have to have a comprehensive plan.’ He said Republicans will be ‘rolling out a plan,’ but gave no details.” 

Senator Tillis tries to hide his toxic record when it comes to health care, but North Carolina voters know it well. 

Just last week, he reiterated his support for the lawsuit to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Even as other vulnerable Republicans up for reelection voted to block the Justice Department from supporting the lawsuit to repeal the ACA, Tillis voted against it, reaffirming his support for the lawsuit.