Senators Cannot Stay Quiet While Health Care Is Under Attack
Updated: Mar 2, 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina — Moments ago, the United States Solicitor General asked the United States Supreme Court to refuse to hear the case concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until after the election. This move echoes conservative efforts to destroy the ACA and puts millions of Americans health care — including the health care for 500,000 North Carolinians — at risk.
In response, Casey Wilkinson, Executive Director of Piedmont Rising, issued the following statement, 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:
"This partisan lawsuit could make coverage for 500,000 North Carolinians a lot more expensive — or eliminate their access to health care altogether.
We are grateful for leaders like Attorney General Josh Stein, who understand what the ACA means to North Carolina families and know what’s at stake if the health care law is repealed.
North Carolinians should not have to wake up wondering if they still have health care.
Senator Burr and Senator Tillis must support AG Stein in urging the Supreme Court to take up this case now and show their commitment to protecting the wellbeing of everyone they were elected to serve.”