Delaney Statement on District Court Ruling Overturning the Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

CONTACT: Ahmed Elsayed, 301-500-8642, ahmed@johnkdelaney.compress@johnkdelaney.com

 

Delaney Statement on District Court Ruling Overturning the Affordable Care Act

 

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – On Friday, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the entirety of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Presidential candidate John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“Every American should have health care coverage, regardless of their income level, or if they have preexisting conditions. I agree with the American people, who believe that health care is a human right. This is an absurd ruling that puts the health care coverage of tens of millions of Americans at risk. It is ludicrous that the entirety of a law whose constitutionality has already been affirmed twice – by conservative-leaning courts no less – would be struck down because of changes to the individual mandate. This is not how our system of laws operates. While this poorly-reasoned ruling will surely be appealed, what the country deeply needs is leaders of principle from both parties to stand up and make it 100% clear that people’s health care is going to be protected. I cannot express my opposition to this ruling strongly enough.”

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