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Maloney Statement on Supreme Court Case Threatening the Care of Millions of New Yorkers

Nov 10, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Statement on Supreme Court Case Threatening the Care of Millions of New Yorkers

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments on California v. Texas, a lawsuit brought by 18 Republican Attorneys General and the Trump Administration that could strike down the Affordable Care Act. If the landmark health care legislation is overturned, over 23 million Americans could lose their health coverage amid a global pandemic. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement:

“My Republican colleagues in Congress have tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act more than 70 times. Now, they’re using taxpayer dollars to overturn the law in the courts. This reckless, shortsighted lawsuit could have devastating consequences to the health of millions of New Yorkers,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “We are still fighting a global pandemic.  This is the time to shore up, expand, and protect the health care that millions of Americans need now.”

An estimated 23 million Americans would be kicked off their health care, and over 130 million Americans could be denied coverage because of their pre-existing condition, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, asthma, coronavirus-related chronic illnesses, and cancer.

Over 3.2 million New Yorkers would be kicked off their health care if the ACA is overturned, and an estimated 8.3 million New Yorkers who live with pre-existing conditions could lose coverage or see an increase in costs. In New York’s 18th Congressional District, over 305,000 people have a pre-existing condition that could threaten their access to care.