Office of Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03)
Today, Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03) voted to pass H.Res 271, a resolution condemning the Administration’s attack on our health care system and calling on the Department of Justice to reverse its position in the Texas v. U.S. lawsuit. The resolution was adopted.
“I’m committed to making sure more Kansans – not fewer – have access to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Representative Davids. “If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, the 1,200,300 people in Kansas with pre-existing conditions could lose their protections, and millions more people across the country would be stripped of their healthcare coverage. That’s why I voted to condemn this attack and ensure people in the Third District still have access to quality, affordable health care.”
Last week, in federal court, the Administration attempted to not only end protections for people with pre-existing conditions but to eliminate every single protection and benefit provided by the Affordable Care Act. If the courts agree with this position, the following provisions would be eliminated:
- Protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
- The ban on lifetime and annual limits on health coverage.
- The Medicaid expansion covering 15 million Americans.
- Health insurance affordability tax credits assisting 9 million Americans.
- Bans on discriminatory insurance practices that make women pay more for coverage.
- Young adults’ ability to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26, and more.
“I’m working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to implement policies that improve our healthcare system and reduce costs for prescription drugs and premiums,” said Davids. “Last week, we introduced the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act, which would lower health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and reverse attacks on our health care system. I will continue to work to protect and strengthen our healthcare system.”