Neal Statement Ahead of Oral Arguments in Affordable Care Act Case

Jul 9, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) issued the following statement in advance of this afternoon’s oral arguments in the Texas v. United States case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: 

“Today, Republicans continue their relentless effort to dismantle our nation’s healthcare system and strip coverage from millions of Americans. The Trump Administration’s position in the case is clear – they’re siding with Republican leaders from across the country who want to eliminate protections for 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions; reinstate insurance companies’ lifetime caps on coverage; raise prescription costs for nearly 12 million seniors; and get rid of the Medicaid expansion that helped 17 million Americans gain coverage. While the GOP continues its reckless attack, Democrats are fighting hard to protect Americans’ care and bring down costs.”