Today, Protect Our Care North Carolina and health care advocates from across the state joined Indivisible chapter Tuesdays with Tillis to call on Senator Thom Tillis to stand up to Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to repeal and sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
“Senator Tillis voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act – which would raise costs for North Carolinians and put millions with a pre-existing condition at risk of losing coverage – and he has been silent in the face of the Trump administration’s actions to gut our health care,” said a spokesperson for the pro-health care group. “North Carolinians won’t forget how Thom Tillis sold us out.”
This month, the Trump administration urged a federal appeals court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, which would rip away health care from millions of Americans and jeopardize the coverage of nearly 4 million North Carolinians with a pre-existing condition. Senator Tillis has yet to sign on to a resolution that would authorize Senate legal counsel to defend protections for pre-existing conditions against attack in the lawsuit.
Senator Tillis also recently filed a bill that he falsely claims would protect North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions. As the LA Times put it, “The bill pretends to be about safeguarding Americans with preexisting health conditions. But it’s really about protecting Senate Republicans from the stink caused by the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.”