House Democratic Health Leaders Blast Court Ruling Undermining ACA

Scott, Neal, Pallone Vow Action to Protect Health Care for Millions

WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) issued the following statement after a U.S. District Court Judge struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“This reckless court decision endangers the lives of millions of Americans who are going to lose their health care. It is an ideological decision in a case that has no legal merit.  Last month’s election results showed how important access to health coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions are for American families. We will take immediate action in the new Congress to intervene in this case and appeal this decision. House Democrats will do whatever it takes to make sure the protections enshrined in the Affordable Care Act endure. The lives and wellbeing of millions of Americans – including those living with pre-existing conditions – are on the line.”


Press Contact

Stephanie Lalle, (202)-226-0853 (Scott)

Erin Hatch, 202-225-2856 (Neal)

CJ Young, (202) 225-5735 (Pallone)