Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on GOP Lawsuit to Strike Down Affordable Care Act

June 17, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in California v. Texas, Republicans’ lawsuit to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act:

“Once again, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and the transformational protections it provides every American, no matter where they get their coverage.  Thanks to the tireless advocacy of Americans across the country and Democrats in Congress, the Affordable Care Act endures as a pillar of American health and economic security alongside Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a landmark victory for Democrats’ work to defend protections for people with pre-existing conditions against Republicans’ relentless efforts to dismantle them.  On day one of our House Majority, Democrats acted decisively to throw the full legal weight of the House of Representatives into the fight against this GOP lawsuit.  We will never forget how Republican leaders embraced this monstrous suit to rip away millions of Americans’ health care in the middle of a deadly pandemic.

“More than one million Americans have signed up for affordable health coverage through the ACA Special Enrollment Period that President Biden opened earlier this year.  Now, Democrats will continue our work to build on the transformational progress of the Affordable Care Act and make permanent the measures in the American Rescue Plan to dramatically lower the cost of health insurance premiums for people who purchase coverage on their own.  For The People, we will lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans.”