WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of tomorrow’s oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court on the lawsuit brought by Republican Attorneys General and supported by the Trump administration to overturn the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions:
“This Republican-led court case could determine whether millions of Americans lose their health care coverage, along with protections for people with pre-existing conditions. All across New Hampshire, I have heard from Granite Staters who are terrified of what would happen if this case is successful. In the middle of a public health crisis that has only gotten worse, it is unfathomable and dangerous that Republican Attorneys General and the current administration continue to push this case through the courts and jeopardize Americans' health and well-being. I hope that the Supreme Court will once again uphold the legality of the Affordable Care Act, and that Congress and President-Elect Biden work across the aisle to improve Americans' access to quality, affordable health care coverage.”
Senator Hassan recently hosted a virtual roundtable with Granite Staters about what repealing the Affordable Care Act would mean for their families or their communities, including the loss of its protections for millions of people with pre-existing conditions. In October, Senator Hassan joined her colleagues in urging Attorney General William Barr to rescind the Department of Justice’s support of this lawsuit. The Senator also joined all of her Senate Democratic colleagues in filing an amicus brief defending the Affordable Care Act. She has also fought back against the administration’s attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act and push “junk” insurance plans that weaken pre-existing condition protections.