September 13, 2018/Media, Press

Republican Ken Paxton Leads Assault on Pre-Existing Condition Protections

Austin, TX – Indicted Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading the charge to strip healthcare away from millions of Americans and “eliminate current protections for those with pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy, arthritis and diabetes.” [Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 4, 2018]

How do Americans feel about protecting people with pre-existing conditions?

What are Democrats doing?

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Paxton’s disgusting lawsuit would reintroduce a nightmare to millions of American families.

“No one should be denied healthcare, but if Ken Paxton and Donald Trump get their way, Texans and Americans with pre-existing conditions will lose their access to affordable insurance.  

“The overwhelming majority of Americans support keeping protections for people with pre-existing conditions and believe that insurance companies shouldn’t upcharge folks just because they’re sick.

Texas Democrats believe in a healthcare system that prioritizes the health of working-class families — not the profits of insurance companies. Democrats like Justin Nelson know that healthcare is a right and we will never stop fighting.”