Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear ACA Lawsuit

March 2, 2020
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Supreme Court announced that next session, it will step in and hear Republicans’ Texas v. U.S. lawsuit seeking to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act.  The Fifth Circuit had previously sent the case back to district court, which would have prolonged uncertainty over the law.

“The Affordable Care Act is an essential pillar of health and financial security for American families, and its protections are even more critical during a dangerous epidemic.  But even in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, the Trump Administration continues to ask the court to destroy protections for people with pre-existing conditions and tear away health coverage from tens of millions of Americans. 

“The sooner the GOP’s dangerous anti-health care lawsuit is ended, the better.  Every day, the Affordable Care Act provides lifesaving protections and coverage for families across America.  Democrats will continue to fight in the courts and the Congress to defend and strengthen the Affordable Care Act and lower health costs for all Americans.”