Pelosi: 13 Million Americans’ Health Security at Risk in Baseless Lawsuit Over the Affordable Care Act

Dec 16, 2014
Press Release

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on a new report from Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats revealing that 13 million could lose tax credits to help pay for insurance coverage should the Supreme Court rule against the Obama Administration in the politically-motivated lawsuit of King v Burwell. 

“Today’s report verifies what American families already know: the Affordable Care Act is working and helping families afford the coverage they need and deserve.  Yet, Republicans and other opponents of the law want to strip some 13 million Americans of the premium tax credits that keep their health coverage affordable. 

“It is very disappointing that some ACA opponents refuse to support Americans who simply want access to affordable health coverage.  This lawsuit is part of increasingly desperate efforts to destroy the health security of millions of American families who owe their health coverage to the Affordable Care Act.  

“The continuing obsession with dismantling the Affordable Care Act threatens the health care of millions of students, workers, women and families.  It is long past time for opponents of the law to cease their assault on the health security of the American people, withdraw their radical suits, and recover their common sense.

“I am very confident that the Supreme Court will issue a ruling upholding the ACA and rejecting the baseless arguments of the challengers in this lawsuit.”

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