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11.14.19

Two Years Ago Today, Senators Tillis and McConnell Set Stage For Court Decision To Repeal Affordable Care Act & Pre-Existing Condition Protections

If GOP Lawsuit Succeeds, “Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions Would Be Wiped From The Books”

RALEIGH, NC – Two years ago today, Senator Thom Tillis and the Washington GOP set the stage for the Republican-led lawsuit before the Supreme Court that could strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, stripping coverage from 1.7 million North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions and driving up health care costs on working Americans.

For Tillis and Mitch McConnell, a massive tax break for their wealthy donors apparently wasn’t enough, so they added a provision to repeal aspects of the Affordable Care Act, which “prompted” the pending GOP lawsuit.

If the GOP succeeds, “protections for people with pre-existing conditions would be wiped from the books.” That and the fact that the Affordable Care Act “has saved lives” have not stopped Tillis from condoning the lawsuit.

That’s not surprising since Tillis’ record from Raleigh to Washington is peppered with efforts to rob North Carolinians of their health care: 

Tillis’ health care record stands in stark contrast to Cal Cunningham’s promise to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option, bringing down prescription drug costs, and finally expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.