Piedmont Rising Asks NC Senators to Urge Supreme Court to Defend North Carolinians’ Health Care
Updated: Mar 2, 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina — Despite overwhelming evidence that shows how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has saved lives, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are still working to tear down the important patient protections that Americans depend on.
With 20 state attorneys general—including North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein—last week urging the Supreme Court to decide on the ongoing lawsuit to repeal the ACA in its current term, Piedmont Rising is calling on Senators Tillis and Burr to join AG Stein and ask the Supreme Court to quickly take on the case.
Casey Wilkinson, Executive Director of Piedmont Rising, issued the following statement in response, calling on North Carolina’s elected leadership to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to put an end to the uncertainty and quickly review the lawsuit that undermines our health care:
"North Carolinians’ health care is under attack.
While the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, this partisan lawsuit threatens coverage for 500,000 North Carolinians, and millions more throughout the country, with pre-existing conditions. They are now one ruling away from finding themselves without access to health care if the health care repeal lawsuit is successful.
North Carolinians’ lives are hanging in the balance. Senator Burr and Senator Tillis must support AG Stein in urging the Supreme Court to take up this case now. We hope the court will then do the right thing and reverse the decisions from the lower courts, bringing an end to the uncertainty hanging over the future of our health care once and for all.”