DNC on GOP Filing SCOTUS Briefs to Take Health Care Away From Millions

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement as Donald Trump and Republican-led states filed briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act and end health care protections for as many as 133 million Americans:

“Donald Trump and Republican leaders are at it again. Today, they filed briefs at the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act and take health care away from 20 million Americans, as well as protections from as many as 133 million people with preexisting conditions. We’ve seen this movie before, and the sequel is even worse. Americans are dying every day, but instead of helping our communities, Trump wants to take away their care during a global pandemic. The cruelty of this administration knows no bounds.

“The ACA is more popular than ever for one simple reason: it works. The ACA has significantly reduced the ranks of the uninsured; it’s helped Americans can get the health care they need and helped keep them from being bankrupted just because they get sick. That’s why the Obama-Biden administration signed it into law a decade ago. Democrats have beaten back the GOP’s attempts to destroy the ACA before, and we’re going to do it again by electing Joe Biden the next president of the United States.”