Small businesses fear losing critical protections for pre-existing conditions
Washington, DC – In response to the Texas V. US Appeal decision this week, Main Street Alliance Executive Director Amanda Ballantyne released the following statement:
“The Texas v. US decision is a threat not only to the millions of people living with pre-existing conditions but also to small business owners struggling to provide their employees and families with affordable care. To declare the individual mandate unconstitutional and send the ACA back to the district court will continue to directly impact millions of small business owners, their employees and their families.
“In the midterm elections, small business owners joined millions of others to vote in a new Congress with a clear mandate: make quality health care affordable for every person in the country. But Republicans have continued their attacks on the ACA. The president and GOP have primed the Supreme Court, where this suit will likely be heard, with the appointment of Justice Kavanaugh, who has a history of siding with big insurance and drug corporations over Main Street businesses and people in need.
“Main Street Alliance and the small businesses owners that make up our network are calling on our elected officials to protect people with pre-existing conditions and deliver affordable care to all.”
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