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By Evan Lukaske
DCCC 

King Votes to Continue GOP Assault on Health Care

King votes in favor of GOP lawsuit repealing protections for people with pre-existing conditions

 

January 10, 2019



Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to intervene against a GOP-led lawsuit which seeks to destroy the ACA and repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Representative Steve King opposed that effort, instead voting to allow insurance companies to charge people more for having pre-existing conditions like asthma, cancer and diabetes.

“Representative King just voted to take away protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and raise health care costs,” said DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske. “Even though Washington Republicans just lost the House because of their obsession with raising the cost of health care and prescription drugs, today King voted to double down on putting corporate profits ahead of working families. Make no mistake about it, Republicans are in court suing to raise health care rates while Democrats are trying to make it more affordable for all Americans.”

Congressional Republicans paved the way for the GOP lawsuit by passing the GOP Tax Scam, which in addition to giving huge tax breaks to big corporations and rich donors, gutted the core of the Affordable Care Act. Following its passage, GOP attorneys general in multiple states filed a lawsuit claiming that because the GOP had repealed the “heart of the ACA,” the entire law was unconstitutional.

In December, a federal judge in Texas ruled in their favor, finding the entire ACA unconstitutional. While the ruling is under appeal, were it to go into effect, millions of people would lose their health care, and health insurance companies would again be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

 

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