Delaney Statement on Trump DOJ Seeking to Overturn Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – Late Monday, as part of an ongoing case, three Justice Department lawyers wrote to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the entirety of the Affordable Care Act be considered unconstitutional. 

John Delaney releases the following statement: 

“President Trump’s continued attack on the Affordable Care Act is a threat to the health and well-being of tens of millions of Americans. This Administration has consistently acted to undermine the basic health care security of the American people and this latest legal maneuvering is another example of their cruel policies. Real people will suffer if this legal fantasy became a reality. 

“The Supreme Court has spoken affirmatively on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Instead of continuing to attack the ACA, the American people deserve a White House that is actually committed to improving the ACA and establishing coverage for all.  This White House has never laid out a plan to improve people’s health care.”

To read Delaney’s plan for universal health care coverage, click here.