Protect Our Care Launches Days of Action to Sound the Alarm on the Lawsuit to Repeal Health Care in the Middle of a Pandemic
Trump and Republican States File Supreme Court Briefs on June 25th in the Case to Overturn the ACA
Washington, DC — Today, Protect Our Care is launching 12 days of action to bring attention to the dire consequences of the Trump-Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the Trump administration and Republican AGs file their briefs in the case this week. On Thursday June 25th, Trump’s Department Of Justice (DOJ) and Republican-led states will submit their briefs to the Supreme Court in support of California v. Texas, the lawsuit seeking to strike down the ACA. If President Trump and Republicans have their way, 20 million Americans will lose their insurance coverage, 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be stripped of their protections, and costs will go up for millions. The consequences of the lawsuit for America’s health care are particularly devastating at a time the country is gripped by the coronavirus crisis which threatens the health and safety of the entire nation.
Over the course of POC’s days of action we will highlight a different aspect of the ACA while making clear what’s at stake if the Trump administration is successful in their lawsuit to overturn the law. Protect Our Care’s days of action will include press events and paid digital content nationally as well as in 13 key states in the lead up to and after the Trump administration and Republicans’ filings in the case. We will also be teaming up with partner organizations to host events and collaborate on digital efforts throughout.
The first day of action starts today and will highlight Medicaid expansion under the ACA and what’s at stake for the millions of Americans who rely on its coverage if the law is overturned.
“No action would be more damaging to Americans’ health care than if the Trump administration achieves their desired goal of overturning the ACA in its entirety, which is exactly what they hope to achieve in this case,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “This week the Trump administration will file their briefs in support of ripping health care away from 20 million Americans, protections for 135 million with pre-existing conditions and raising costs across the board all while America grapples with the worst public health crisis in recent history. Over the course of the next twelve days, we will be reminding Americans just how dire the consequences are for this country if the court ultimately overturns the health care law and takes away the coverage and critical protections the law provides for millions of Americans.”