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Washington, D.C. – As the Trump Administration recently argued in a court brief that the ACA’s protections for preexisting conditions should be ruled unconstitutional, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement:

“This suit is an outrageous assault by the Administration and congressional Republicans on older Americans, people with disabilities and the 52 million adults with pre-existing conditions. It is now abundantly clear that in passing a massive tax giveaway to the wealthy, Republicans also believe they signed into law permission for insurance companies to once again come after basic protections for the middle class.

They want to use the courts to enact the rest of their health care scheme—starting by allowing people to be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition and charging older Americans more for their health care. What’s next? Destroying Medicaid? Forcing women to pay more for coverage than men? President Trump and the congressional GOP only fight for the wealthy and the powerful. I will fight like hell to protect Pennsylvania families and all Americans.”