A Texas judge recently handed down a decision that threatens the health coverage of 20 million people.
“It undermines pre-existing conditions protections for all Americans, and it could eliminate all the progress we’ve made as a country since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, even the parts of the law you pay not realize are part of it,” explained Senator Sherrod Brown.
The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land, which means no one’s health insurance changes right now. And Congress will undoubtedly fight back for the decision to be appealed.
Brown also wants citizens to know that the Affordable Care Act has stood up in court, but there’s a lot at stake if the ruling stands.
“Protections for the more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions would be gone,” he explained. “The ability to stay on your parents’ health insurance until you’re 26, it would be gone. Contraception with no out-of-pocket cost would be gone.”
Though a lot is at stake, every time someone has fought back against the Affordable Care Act being dismantled, they have won.
“It’s up to all of us to work together to protect this law, all the people who depend on it,” Brown stated. “So please, share your stories, make your voices heard.”