Ten years after it was signed, Trump administration continues crusade to “terminate” landmark health care law with lawsuit enabled by Senator Collins’ vote for corporate tax giveaway
Ten years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Thanks to the ACA, tens of thousands of Mainers gained health care coverage, thousands of Maine young adults have been able to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26, and nearly 600,000 Mainers with preexisting conditions have been protected by guarantees that prevent health insurance companies from denying them coverage.
Unfortunately, the ACA is still under attack from Washington Republicans. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear a major case that threatens to overturn the Affordable Care Act. This case was made possible by Senator Susan Collins’ vote for the GOP tax bill and could lead to a 164% increase in the number of uninsured Mainers.
Senator Collins has a long history of voting to repeal and undermine the ACA, and campaigned on her record of voting “against Obamacare from the very beginning.” As our nation faces an unprecedented public health crisis, we need leaders who will fight for care for every Mainer, not vote to put our health coverage in jeopardy.
“The ongoing coronavirus pandemic only underscores the need for every American to have accessible and affordable health care,” said Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra. “That's why Maine Democrats are committed to defending the Affordable Care Act and working to expand access to health care. While Washington Republicans continue to try to take away our care, we will keep fighting for Mainers.”