Pelosi Statement on House Brief to Defend Affordable Care Act at Supreme Court

May 6, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House filed a brief with the Supreme Court in the California v. Texas health care repeal lawsuit, to defend the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration’s assault in the courts:

“The Affordable Care Act is a pillar of health and economic security in America, and its protections are more important than ever, as the coronavirus crisis shatters the lives and livelihoods of millions.  

“As our brief makes clear, the President’s insistence on doubling down on his senseless and cruel argument in court to destroy the ACA and every last one of its benefits and protections is unconscionable, particularly in the middle of a pandemic.

“Access to affordable, quality health care is a matter of life and death.  On Day One of this Congress, the House voted to throw our full legal weight into the fight to defeat this Republican lawsuit and we will continue to fight to defend the ACA, which is the law of the land, from the President’s attacks.  The President must abandon his support for this suit and end his attacks on families’ health now.”