PENNSYLVANIA — Today the Supreme Court issued its historic decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act from a challenge by the Trump Administration and 18 Republican attorneys general, protecting access to health care for almost a million Pennsylvanians and $5.1 billion in federal funding for health coverage in the commonwealth.
The decision comes as Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate candidates are running to repeal the ACA. Jeff Bartos has cited ACA repeal as a top priority and Sean Parnell called the program an “absolute, unabashed, catastrophically expensive train wreck.”
“Today’s decision is a victory for health care access for nearly one million of our fellow Pennsylvanians — and a reminder that health care is still under threat from Pennsylvania Republicans,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Jack Doyle. “Republican Senate candidates like Sean Parnell and Jeff Bartos have explicitly and unequivocally stated that repealing the ACA is one their top priorities. Democrats remain committed to protecting affordable and accessible health care for every Pennsylvanian — that’s why we must ensure these Republican candidates are defeated in 2022.”