Scott Statement on Supreme Court Decision Protecting Affordable Care Act

June 17, 2021
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education & Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in California v. Texas.

“Today, the Supreme Court threw out yet another baseless lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court’s decision will protect millions of Americans’ access to affordable health care, secure coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and maintain critical protections that patients rely on every day.

“As we continue to confront the worst public health emergency in recent history, our first priority must be to protect Americans’ health and wellbeing. This frivolous legal challenge – brought by a group of Republican Attorneys General and supported by the Trump administration – is the latest example of Republicans’ relentless effort to sabotage and dismantle our nation’s health care system.

“My colleagues and I will not only continue to protect these lifesaving protections from partisan attacks, but we will also work to expand access and reduce costs.  Our goal is to ensure that every American has access to high-quality, affordable health care.”

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