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There Are Now 1.8 Million Unemployed Texans. Republicans Want to ‘Terminate’ Their Health Care.

Vulnerable Texas congressmen back the irresponsible Texas-led lawsuit to “terminate” the entire Affordable Care Act

This morning, we learned that another 247,000 Texans filed for unemployment last week. The statewide count now stands at 1.8 million jobless Texans.

They’d be especially troubled to learn of this week’s news that Washington Republicans will charge forward on their political suicide mission to “terminate health care” in the middle of a pandemic – going full speed ahead on the Texas-led lawsuit to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act. It’s  a runaway train that even Republican Attorney General William Barr tried to stop.

Yet Congressmen Dan Crenshaw, Mike McCaul, Chip Roy and John Carter still back the Texas lawsuit they repeatedly voted to support. If successful, it would spike health care costs, dismantle protections for people with pre-existing conditions and end newly-unemployed Texans’ ability to obtain coverage on the insurance exchanges.

The Lone Star State is at the center of the battle to preserve the Affordable Care Act and Washington Republicans just made a Texas-sized blunder.

“With 1.8 million Texans now laid off due to the coronavirus crisis, it’s clearer than ever before: Texas Republicans don’t care about your health care,” DCCC spokesman Avery Jaffe said. “If successful, their lawsuit would ‘terminate health care’ for tens of thousands of Texas families with pre-existing conditions and make it even harder for unemployed Texans to find insurance. Once again, the most dangerous place in the Lone Star State is between a Texas Republican and your health care.”


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