Austin, TX — Following the lawsuit of indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, today the conservative 5th Court of Appeals declared the individual mandate of Obamacare unconstitutional, jeopardizing the healthcare of millions of Texans.
Texas already ranks dead last in health care coverage and as many as 11 million Texans with preexisting conditions could lose healthcare coverage if the Affordable Care Act is struck down.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Texas already ranks dead last in health care coverage and millions of more Texans stand to lose coverage because of this reckless lawsuit. This is dead wrong. We should be fighting to protect and expand healthcare for all, not cutting off access for hundreds of millions of Americans. From pre-existing conditions protections to lowering prescription drug prices, we need a healthcare system that prioritizes the health of working-class families. Texas Democrats will continue to fight relentlessly for Texas families.
“Make no mistake about it: healthcare is on the ballot in 2020 and the top issue for Texas Democrats across the state.”