PHOENIX – Today, just two days after Trump held a reckless rally in Phoenix that fueled the spread of COVID-19, the Trump administration and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would rip away coverage and gut health care protections for Arizonans as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state.
According to a new study released by the Center for American Progress, the Republican-led lawsuit could threaten health coverage for more than 360,000 Arizonans just as coronavirus cases are spiking. Removing the ACA would dismantle health care coverage protections and let insurance companies charge Arizonans with pre-existing conditions more — even though there are 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.
The Trump administration and its enablers are attempting to undermine health care in the midst of one of the worst public health disasters in U.S. history and a harrowing recession.
“The Affordable Care Act has been a critical lifeline for Arizona families who have been left reeling from Donald Trump’s catastrophic coronavirus response. But instead of working to deliver relief to our communities, Trump and the GOP are hellbent on ripping away health care coverage from Arizona families in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Matt Grodsky, Arizona Democratic Party spokesman, “Arizonans deserve leaders who will keep their promises and fight to expand coverage, lower costs, and secure protections for pre-existing conditions — not wage attacks on our health care when we need it most.