Austin, TX — Today, the Trump administration will be filing briefs in support of the Republican lawsuit seeking to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. If the lawsuit succeeds, over 20 million Americans and nearly 2 million Texans would be left without health insurance and protections for people with preexisting conditions would be eliminated. But that’s not all — the Republicans’ lawsuit would also result in a massive tax giveaway for the top 0.1% while taking away health care for millions of working Texans.
Senator John Cornyn has spent his career in Washington trying to take away health care coverage from Texans. He has voted 20 times to repeal or gut the Affordable Care Act, and was ACA repeal’s “top salesman.” Cornyn also supported “junk health care plans” that wouldn’t protect the 4.8 million Texans with pre-existing conditions and often don’t cover testing or treatment for COVID-19. Cornyn has repeatedly dodged the question of whether he supports the GOP’s lawsuit to dismantle the ACA.
Texas Democratic Party Cornyn War Room Spokesperson Billy Begala issued the following statement:
“John Cornyn has proven time and again that he is willing to sell out the health and safety of Texans for a tax break for his ultra-rich donor friends. Cornyn would give his special interest donors a huge tax windfall at the expense of the nearly 2 million Texans who would lose their health insurance and the nearly 5 million Texans with pre-existing conditions who would lose their coverage protections.
“Texans deserve a senator who prioritizes their health and wellbeing above all else, and come November they’ll hold Cornyn accountable for his relentless crusade to take away their health care.”