Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on SCOTUS ACA Decision

Jun 17, 2021


June 17, 2021

Contact: WisDems Communications (press@wisdems.org)

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on SCOTUS ACA Decision

Madison, Wis — Today, in a massive rebuke of the Republican war on health care, the United States Supreme Court threw out California v. Texas, a lawsuit that could have invalidated the Affordable Care Act, which would have stripped coverage from 185,000 Wisconsinites and removed protections for 2.4 million Wisconsinites with a pre-existing condition. This decision delivers a blow to Senator Ron Johnson and Republicans across Wisconsin who’ve made it their top priority to strip health care away from Wisconsinites.

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Nellie Sires released the following statement: “While today’s decision is a huge relief for the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who’ll continue to have access to affordable health care, we can’t forget that Ron Johnson and his Republican allies have made it their mission to rip health care away, and we still have a lot of work to do.

“Governor Tony Evers kept his promise to withdraw Wisconsin from this disastrous lawsuit, which had the full support of the Walker-Kleefisch administration. Gov. Evers also remains committed to expanding BadgerCare to cover even more Wisconsinites, and it’s time for Republicans in the legislature to do the right thing for our state.

“Democrats have been and will continue working to lower health care and prescription drug costs. Thanks to Democratic leadership and President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, more Americans than ever are now covered under the ACA. Today’s decision reminds us that health care is on the ballot in 2022, and Wisconsinites will vote against those who try to sabotage their care, just as they did in 2018 and 2020.”