SEIU California issues statement on shameful ACA decision in Texas v. U.S.

“We must not return to the days where individuals were excluded from the healthcare system because of pre-existing conditions or lack of funding.”

SEIU California President Roxanne Sanchez issued a statement on Friday, September 14, 2018, noting that the decision in Texas v. US “is as shameful as it is shocking” and represents yet another “attempt to strip care from hard-working people, vulnerable communities, and patients with pre-existing conditions.”

She noted that these attacks on the care we provide every day and the people who count on us only leave us more determined to protect the millions of people who count on the Affordable Care Act.

“We must not return to the days where individuals were excluded from the healthcare system because of pre-existing conditions or lack of funding,” said Sanchez.

She continue, “SEIU members support Attorney General Becerra in vigorously defending Californians’ right to healthcare.”

The ACA has already withstood challenges all the way up to the Supreme Court. We remain confident this latest attack on healthcare will be overturned. In the meantime, we encourage every eligible Californian to keep enrolling in Covered California through the January 15 deadline.

Sanchez noted that this decision comes just a month after many members of Congress lost their seats in large part because they refused to protect  healthcare.

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