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As Oral Arguments Begin, Advocates Highlight Devastating Impacts for Wisconsinites

MILWAUKEE, WI – Today, as oral arguments began for the Texas v. United States lawsuit, Protect Our Care Wisconsin joined with Senator Tammy Baldwin and Attorney General Josh Kaul to call attention to the potentially devastating implications for Wisconsinites’ health care if the lawsuit prevails.

The lawsuit was filed in 2018 by 20 Republican state officials who argued that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional – including protections for pre-existing conditions. This past December, a conservative judge in Texas ruled in favor of the lawsuit and declared the entire ACA invalid. The suit is currently in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where oral arguments began today, July 9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Since taking office, with approval from the governor, the state of Wisconsin has withdrawn from this lawsuit. That’s because if this lawsuit is successful, there will be significant harm that results for Wisconsinities. This is not in the best interest of the people,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

“The Trump administration has spent the last two years sabotaging our health care system,” said U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. “Under the ACA, my constituents have protections for their pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps. President Trump’s lawsuit would eliminate those protections.”

You can listen to the full call here.