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Larson: Court Ruling is an Attack on People with Pre-Existing Conditions

December 15, 2018
Press Release

Hartford, CT - Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) denounced the ruling from a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas yesterday, striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

"Yesterday's reckless and cruel court decision is an attack on the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and the millions more who have benefited from the ACA's consumer protections, premium subsidies, and Medicaid expansion. The Republican Attorneys General’s attack and the Trump Administration’s refusal to defend the ACA, as well as its public support of the lawsuit, has endangered the gains we have made in protecting people's care and goes against the voices of the American people who spoke up when Republicans tried to repeal the ACA," said Larson.


"This cruel decision will be appealed and the House will take immediate action in the new year to strengthen the patient protections in the ACA and join our Democratic Attorneys General, including from Connecticut, in formally intervening in the appeals process. We will fight on behalf of the American people and protect those with pre-existing conditions.”

In Connecticut, more than 100,000 people have already re-enrolled in coverage for 2019 and for those who haven't, there is still time to sign up. Open enrollment for Access Health Connecticut is still open until for 2019, to get coverage starting January 1st, you must sign up tonight before midnight, for coverage starting February 1st, you have until January 15th to enroll. The court decision does not impact current coverage or enrollment for 2019.  For more information and to enroll, please visit: