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Pelosi Statement on House Filing Opening Brief in Health Care Lawsuit, While Trump Administration Argues to Destroy Entire Law

March 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Pelosi issued this statement after the House of Representatives filed its opening brief earlier today in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as an intervenor in the Texas v. U.S. health care lawsuit:

“Tonight in federal court, the Trump Administration decided not only to try to destroy protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions, but to declare all-out war on the health care of the American people.

“On the very first day that the Democratic Majority held the gavel, the House of Representatives voted to intervene against Republicans’ monstrous health care lawsuit to defend people with pre-existing conditions and the health care of all Americans.  While the Trump Administration broadens its monstrous ambitions from destroying protections for pre-existing conditions to tearing down every last benefit and protection the Affordable Care Act provides, Democrats are fiercely defending the law of the land and protecting all Americans’ health care.

“Democrats will continue to fight relentlessly to protect people with pre-existing conditions and to deliver lower health costs and prescription drug prices for every American.”