Republicans Continued Attack on Health Care during the Texas v. US Appeal Harm the Success of Small Businesses

Small businesses fear losing critical protections for pre-existing conditions


Washington, DC – In response to the Texas V. US Appeal hearings beginning this week, Main Street Alliance National Director Amanda Ballantyne released the following statement: 

“The Texas v. Azar 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 uphold that decision in this appeal process would 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 newly elected officials to protect people with pre-existing conditions and deliver affordable care to all.”

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Main Street Alliance is a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues. Alliance small business owners share a vision of public policies that work for business owners, our employees, and the communities we serve.


For Immediate Release: July 9, 2019

Media Contact: Sarah Crozier,