GiaQuinta: Lawsuit supported by Indiana attorney general could strip health care coverage from over 400,000 Hoosiers

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) today issued the following statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act:

“Indiana Republicans remain silent about the Indiana Attorney General’s support for a lawsuit being heard by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act and strip health care coverage from over 400,000 Hoosiers using the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).  

“House Democrats remain focused on ensuring all Hoosiers have access to health care, including millions of Hoosiers with pre-existing conditions.

“Thanks to our caucus, Indiana law requires all insurance plans to offer coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.  

“It’s becoming more and more clear that we’re the ones fighting for health care while our friends across the aisle either don’t want to talk about it or prefer to support a lawsuit that will take coverage away without a replacement plan in place.”

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