FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 16th, 2019
How are you Celebrating “National Healthcare Decisions Day?”
In June of 2018, the Administration decided to no longer defend the provision in an on-going court case started by Texas. North Dakota’s Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem signed on to that lawsuit. The elimination of the individual mandate voted in place by Kevin Cramer, and John Hoeven gave this court case stronger merit according to those pursuing it. In December, the Texas court ruled the ACA unconstitutional risking healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.
“The Republicans can spin all they want trying to convince North Dakotans that they will always protect coverage for pre-existing conditions,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “The reality is they all support this reckless lawsuit that would throw our current system in chaos and risk patient protections for pre-existing conditions.”