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Supreme Court Case on Affordable Care Act Solidifies that Health Care Access is at Stake this November

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 2, 2020
CONTACT: Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office; 212-261-4433; [email protected]
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The challenge to the Affordable Care Act, backed by the Trump administration and Republican politicians, could end the law as we know it — including its protections for pre-existing conditions, no-copay birth control, and Medicaid expansion

Washington, DC Today, the Supreme Court announced it will hear a case involving a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. If the Court sides with the Trump administration and Republican politicians, the health care law — along with its protections for people with pre-existing conditions and expansion of health care coverage to millions of Americans — would be in jeopardy. Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, called out politicians for their continued attacks on our health and rights:

Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes:

“Our health care is on the ballot this November. Since day one, Trump and his buddies in Congress — like Sens. Martha McSally, Thom Tillis, and Cory Gardner — have made it their mission to put health care out of reach for as many people as possible. Because of Republican politicians, the Affordable Care Act could be gutted by the Supreme Court. If they are successful, protections for people with pre-existing conditions, health coverage for millions, and no-copay birth control could all go down the drain. They’re playing political games with real people’s lives. We won’t forget, and we’ll be raising the alarm from now until Election Day."

The Trump administration and their allies in Congress have attacked health care access since the moment they came into power. Whether it’s their many attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, or their continued efforts to allow states to cut Medicaid and block patients from care at Planned Parenthood, these politicians have done everything they can to put our health care access on the line.

Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations will make a historic investment of at least $45 million in key battleground states during the 2020 cycle.

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