U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 45 Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s “reckless” effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
The Senate resolution also demands that the Department of Justice defend existing law in court and halt its efforts to repeal the health care protections for millions – including 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions— in the middle of a public health emergency.
“The Trump Administration has made it clear that it will not stop its assault on our nation’s health care law until millions of Americans have lost the protections and coverage they desperately need,”said Sen. Warner. “This resolution affirms what we have said for years – that this Administration’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act are despicable and put too many vulnerable Virginians at risk. The Department of Justice must immediately put a stop to these efforts and fight to increase access to health care during the largest public health crisis in a generation.”