ONE WEEK AFTER ELECTION DAY PATRICK MORRISEY’S LAWSUIT TO TAKE AWAY HEALTHCARE IS AT THE SUPREME COURT
(Charleston, WV) – Just one week after Election Day, GOP Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s lawsuit to repeal the ACA is in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit threatens healthcare for 200,000 West Virginians who obtained healthcare through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and takes aim at protections for nearly 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions.
“Tragically yesterday there were 27 new COVID-19 deaths added to West Virginia’s total and today Patrick Morrisey is headed to the Supreme Court to take our healthcare,” said Belinda Biafore, WVDP Chairwoman. “West Virginia holds what is likely the most vulnerable population in the nation and our Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is threatening to take healthcare from those with pre-existing conditions.”
Nearly 800,000 West Virginians have pre-existing conditions and could lose protections. Every COVID-19 survivor faces having serious pre-existing conditions and could face a loss of coverage.
“Patrick Morrisey lied to West Virginians about protecting their health care and he was re-elected on the coattails of Donald Trump, but we will still stand up and fight to protect them.”
The Supreme Court meets today to decide the future of the ACA.