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Maloney Slams Trump Administration for Threatening Health of New York Families

Jul 9, 2019
Press Release

Maloney Slams Trump Administration for Threatening Health of New York Families  

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) slammed the Trump Administration for continuing to put New Yorkers’ health at risk by attempting to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“This is classic Trump Administration - when these guys controlled the House and Senate they couldn’t repeal Obamacare. So now they’re charging headlong into a reckless lawsuit, putting millions of New Yorkers living with pre-existing conditions at risk and threatening to destroy the Affordable Care Act altogether - without so much as a thought as to what comes next. The President’s lawsuit endangers the physical, mental and financial wellness of New Yorkers for no reason and it needs to stop,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

This morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans hears arguments in a Trump Administration lawsuit, Texas v. U.S., aimed at overturning the landmark 2010 health care legislation. If successful, the lawsuit would strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and every additional patient protection granted under the Affordable Care Act, overthrowing America’s health care system with no viable replacement.

Since taking back the House, Democrats have prioritized protecting New Yorkers’ health care by passing several bills and bill packages aimed at lowering the cost of care and prescription drugs, and strengthening state-based health care marketplaces.

Nearly 8.4 million New Yorkers live with a pre-existing condition, including over 1 million New York children. Nationally, 130 million people live with a pre-existing condition.

A record 4.76 million New Yorkers purchased their health care for 2019 on the ACA health insurance exchange.

Rep. Maloney’s office is open and ready to help Hudson Valley New Yorkers with questions about their health care or navigating the health care Marketplace. Constituents can call his office: 845-561-1259 or visit his website: seanmaloney.house.gov/contact for more information.