VIDEO: Mark Kelly Opposes Lawsuit to Eliminate Protections for Pre-existing Conditions
Today, as a federal court hears arguments in a case to dismantle the health care system and eliminate protections for those with pre-existing conditions, Mark Kelly released a video opposing the lawsuit and reinforcing his commitment to fix the health care system and reduce costs for Arizonans.
Full transcript of the video below:
Today, a federal court is going to hear arguments in a case called Texas vs the United States.
Here is why that matters a lot to Arizonans.
The aim of this lawsuit is to strike down nearly the entire health care reform law that expanded insurance coverage and protections.
If it’s successful:
2.8 million Arizonans with preexisting conditions will lose protections .
Insurance companies will no longer be required to cover things like maternity care and prescription drugs.
400,000 Arizonans who get their insurance through the expansion of AHCCCS could lose it.
Insurance companies could reimpose lifetime caps on health insurance coverage.
Americans under 26 and on their parents’ insurance would lose it.
Arizona families and seniors cannot afford this.
Now, our health care system needs a lot of work.
We’ve got to tackle the rising costs of premiums, deductibles, and prescription drugs.
That’s why I support solutions to increase competition, reduce costs, and take on pharmaceutical companies to lower the price of prescription drugs.
But I’ll tell you one thing: we cannot go backwards.
It doesn’t matter what political party you’re from — if you try to raise health care costs on Arizona families, and take away protections for those with pre-existing conditions — I’m not going to stand by and let it happen.