PHOENIX – One day after Trump’s photo-op in Phoenix and a day that saw a jump in Arizona’s COVID-19 related deaths, legal briefs are being filed in the Republican-led assault on the Affordable Care Act.
Trump and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich are backing the infamous lawsuit, which threatens to end coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions, potentially impacting 2.8 million Arizonans.
Despite Gov. Doug Ducey’s request for a special Affordable Care Act enrollment period for Arizona, the Trump administration announced its refusal to allow the special enrollment period for uninsured Arizonans even amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
“Consistently devoid of common sense, Trump is doing the opposite of what he should be doing during a health crisis. At a time when a virus is running rampant, President Trump is working to undermine the Affordable Care Act and block special enrollment periods,” said Matt Grodsky Arizona Democratic Party spokesman, “A President’s first job is to protect the American people, not inflict more pain. Arizonans are ready for new, competent leadership.”