I oppose the anti-health care ruling in Texas

You may have heard about a recent decision from a Texas federal court judgment holding that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. I want to reassure you that the decision will not affect Pennsylvanians’ newly purchased or existing 2019 coverage. The decision – if upheld – could be a disastrous one that could derail the tremendous progress we have made.

Since the passage of the ACA, 1.1 million Pennsylvanians and millions more across the nation have gained access to health insurance and rely on its continued existence.

We need to ask ourselves an important question: Do we want to return to a time when individuals with pre-existing conditions were charged exorbitant amounts for health care or denied health care all together? Or do we want to continue the progress in our fight to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have access to health care?

As a cancer survivor, I understand how important health insurance is to your fight and recovery, and I vow to do all I can to continue to protect comprehensive health coverage for Pennsylvanians.

I want to reiterate that the ruling will not affect newly purchased or existing 2019 coverage. Those currently covered under the ACA still have coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions, preventive care, mental health and substance abuse disorder, prescription drugs, and access to clinical trials.

Rest assured, our fight is far from over. I will remain steadfast in my commitment to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those who need it most, have access to quality health insurance.