Feb. 2018, 18 @GOP AG's & 2 GOP Governors Filed a Lawsuit to Repeal the #ACA in the U.S. Northern District of TX

This lawsuit is currently being heard. This is what it means to YOUR healthcare if Kavanaugh is confirmed. #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake (THREAD)1/15
These are the Republican state attorneys general and governors from 20 states that filed the lawsuit in February 2018 in the U.S. Northern District of Texas.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 2/15
In June of 2018, the Trump Administration said it would not defend the #ACA and actually AGREED in part with the plaintiffs, arguing that protections for people with #PreExistingConditions should be overturned.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 3/15
.@GOP officials claim since #ACA’s individual mandate fine was repealed in 2017 tax law, the mandate can no longer be considered a “tax.” b/c of this change, they argue the mandate is now unconstitutional & the entire ACA must be struck down.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 4/15
Arguments against the @GOP claims: When Congress eliminated the individual mandate in 2017, it kept the rest of the #ACA intact, showing that Congress clearly believed the mandate was separable from the rest of the law.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 5/15
This dangerous Trump-GOP lawsuit threatens the care and coverage of MILLIONS. If the courts rule in favor of the @GOP attorneys general, critical #ACA protections vanish overnight, unleashing chaos in our entire health care system. Such as ⬇️

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 6/15
Even though the @GOP attorneys general argue entire #ACA should be repealed, Trump Administration wants court to overturn provisions that protect people from discrimination by insurance companies due to their health status, gender, or age.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 7/15
The Trump Administration is arguing guaranteed issue SHOULD be overturned. “Guaranteed issue” means insurance companies cannot deny coverage to anyone for any reason (#PreExistingConditions).

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 8/15
In the absence of the executive branch defending federal law, a coalition of Democratic attorneys general have stepped up to #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 9/15
A Broad Coalition of Health Stakeholders Oppose This Lawsuit, Compared to a Small Group of Ideological Groups Who Support It.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 10/15
If ACA were repealed, the # of uninsured people
would ⬆️ to 51.3M, +50%, or 17.1M people.

#Medicaid/#CHIP enrollment falls by 15.1M through elimination of #ACA’s Medicaid expansion & increase uninsurance
among the low-income population.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 11/15
The number of people with private nongroup insurance would drop 25 percent, from 14.0 million to 10.4 million. Some of those who previously had tax credits would keep nongroup coverage, but they would pay the full premiums.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 12/15
Federal spending on acute care for nonelderly people would be substantially reduced. #Medicaid & Marketplace premium tax credits would fall from $392.1 billion to $245.5B in 2019, a loss of $146.6B in federal support to finance healthcare.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 13/15
This represents a decline of 37.4 percent compared with current #ACA-related spending. The decline in federal Medicaid spending alone would total $81.6 billion. The elimination of tax credits would reduce federal spending by $65.0 billion.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 14/15
Trump Administration WANTS to overturn #ACA provisions that protect #PreExistingConditions!

Guess what Judge Kavanaugh would decide if confirmed & he heard Texas v. US case?

Please call your Senators & #StopKavanaugh

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#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 15/15

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