Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted in favor of H. Res. 271, a resolution Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care which passed the House this afternoon.
Last week, the Trump administration asked federal courts to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. If President Trump gets his way in court, this could result in over 20 million Americans losing healthcare coverage and the elimination of bans on lifetime limits to coverage, protections for pre-existing conditions, and funding which has made Medicaid expansion possible.
“Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “Now, the Trump administration wants to overturn the ACA through the courts. This is not an option for the nearly 21 million Americans who could lose coverage or the 133 million Americans that would lose protections for pre-existing conditions. This would be devastating for the millions of American families who depend on the ACA. While Republicans work to repeal the ACA without a replacement, I remain committed to supporting serious healthcare solutions that will lower costs and expand coverage.”
“I’m also proud to cosponsor the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act to lower premiums, crack down on companies selling junk insurance plans, and expand affordability assistance.”
WATCH: Congresswoman Wexton speaks on the House floor in support of H. Res 271
The resolution Condemning the Trump administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care resolves that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:
The actions taken by the Trump administration seeking the invalidation of the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and later the invalidation of the entire ACA, are an unacceptable assault on the healthcare of the American people; and
The Department of Justice should:
Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, seniors struggling with high prescription drug costs, and the millions of people in the United States who newly gained health insurance coverage since 2014; and
Cease efforts to destroy Americans’ access to affordable healthcare; and reverse its position in Texas v. United States.