Tell Senator Alexander to Protect Pre-existing Condition Protections!
The fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) hangs in the balance. After a federal appeals court removed the individual mandate, the Supreme Court will decide whether the entire ACA should be struck down, bringing us one step closer to people with pre-existing conditions losing their health coverage and weakening their families’ financial security. The lawsuit, filed by Tennessee and other states, creates chaos and fear for the 40% of adult Tennesseans with pre-existing conditions.
The results of this lawsuit, if our leaders had their way, would be catastrophic. Before the ACA, insurance companies could – and often did – deny health insurance to millions of Americans with common conditions such as diabetes, asthma, cancer and even pregnancy. If the ACA was repealed, it would cause at least 526,000 Tennesseans and millions of people across the country (including children) to lose coverage, eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions, and cause prices to go up for everyone, especially older adults and women. The case continues to move forward despite the global pandemic and economic crisis.
Please call or tweet Senator Lamar Alexander and demand that he give the American people a voice by not considering any Supreme Court Justice nomination until after the next president is inaugurated and to vote NO on any nominee who would strike down the Affordable Care Act.
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