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BREAKING: North Carolinians Respond to SCOTUS’s Affordable Care Act Decision

Updated: Mar 2, 2020

Supreme Court Announces They Will Delay Hearing Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Case

Advocates Demand Senators Burr and Tillis to Urge Supreme Court to Defend North Carolinians’ Health Care

Raleigh, North Carolina — Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to quickly hear the case that seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dealing a blow to millions of Americans that need the high court to step in.

Over 500,000 North Carolians obtain coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange, and since passage of the ACA the number of uninsured in the state has declined by over 30%.

Casey Wilkinson, Executive Director of Piedmont Rising, issued the following statement in response:

"North Carolinians are tired of facing attacks on our health care — and we are demanding that Senators Tillis and Burr oppose the SCOTUS decision and call for a speedy resolution to this frivolous lawsuit.

This move puts the health care of more than 500,000 North Carolinians — and millions more nationwide —- in danger.

This is not a drill: this is a life or death issue, and North Carolinians are not staying silent.”


Additional Background

This ruling means the United States Supreme Court will not take up the health care repeal lawsuit this term and instead will send it back to a judge who already ruled to repeal the law in its entirety.

More than 505,000 people enrolled for 2020.

Through grassroots engagement, Piedmont Rising will continue to raise the voices of the thousands of North Carolina families whose lives rely on the ACA.

North Carolina leaders should cancel this lawsuit and focus on the issues that North Carolina families care about like lowering prescription drug costs and protecting coverage for the millions of North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions.

We will continue to call on elected officials, like Senator Thom Tillis and Richard Burr to defend the well-being of the constituents they’ve been elected to protect.

About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs, and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues, they were elected to represent.

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