Friends, today's developments with regard to our health care made crystal clear #WhatsAtStake, the need to #StopKavanaugh, and the need to be a #HealthCareVoter this November.

Here's a quick explainer thread on what happened, and where we go from here. (1/)
In Texas today, a judge heard arguments on the lawsuit brought by several GOP State AGs and the Trump Administration to declare the #ACA, including #PreExistingConditions protections, unconstitutional. That judge seemed prepared to do just that. (2/)

modernhealthcare.com/article/201809…
If that one judge rules to strike down #PreExistingConditions protections, millions of Americans - including those of us with medically complex kids - would be at risk of losing health care.

Such a decision would be appealed, and could ultimately land at the Supreme Court. (3/)
And today in his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, #Kavanaugh would not promise that he would uphold #PreExistingConditions protections if the Texas case came to him. (4/)

This is on top of previous statements that #Kavanaugh has made questioning the legality of the #ACA and the health care assurances it provides to 130 million Americans. (5/)

usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
In short: today made clear that the risk to the ACA's #PreExistingConditions protections is very real, and that elimination of those protections could come to pass very soon. (6/)
GOP Senators clearly see the political risk this causes their party, which is why they've rushed to draft a bill they *claim* will protect #PreExistingConditions, but actually is *yet another* attack on current protections in the law. (7/)

vox.com/platform/amp/p…
Here's the important part: (8/)
But none of this - a Justice Kavanaugh, killing the ACA, Members of Congress who vote to take health care away from their constituents - *none* of it is a foregone conclusion.

They said ACA repeal was a sure thing last summer. Then this happened: (9/)

We shouldn't have to fight this hard for our health care. But we need to. Today, and every day until November 6.

- RT/share this thread
- Call your Senators everyday and tell them to #StopKavanaugh. 202-224-3121.
- Pledge to be a #HealthCareVoter in November.

Let's go. (10/10)

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Sep 24, 2018
Wanted to share a little about the lawsuit that AG Hawley filed that would eliminate protections for preexisting conditions for millions of Americans, including kids like ours. Feel free to follow along. 1/
Here's the first page of the lawsuit seeking to declare our health care protections unconstitutional. AG Hawley didn't have to join this lawsuit, but he chose to, on behalf of his state. 2/
Here's the part that says the #ACA protects #PreExistingConditions, makes sure people can't be charged more for them, and requires that insurers cover essential health benefits.

That's the part that keeps our kids alive and our families out of bankruptcy. 3/
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