DeLauro Statement on Texas Court ACA Ruling
WASHINGTON, DC (December 15, 2018) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
“President Trump and Republican Party officials across the country have long been on the warpath to rip healthcare coverage away from tens of millions of Americans helped by the Affordable Care Act—including those who were previously discriminated against due to pre-existing conditions. The Texas Court’s decision brought their relentless, immoral pursuit one step closer. But they will not have the last word.”
“Every American deserves high-quality, affordable health coverage. Basic decency tells us that should not even be up for debate, let alone the subject of endless court battles and campaigning. But the Party of Trump disagrees, and they have shown time and again they will stop at nothing to take away protections from Americans—from allowing deceptive junk plans to be sold to increasing premiums for millions of Americans and destabilizing healthcare marketplaces. That is not the direction our country should be heading in, and House Democrats refuse to stand idly by. We will take action to bring affordable health coverage to every American.”