Statement: Crow Slams Administration’s Continued Assault on Coloradans’ Health Care
As the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in the Texas v. U.S. lawsuit today, below please find a statement from Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06). The lawsuit is the latest attempt to jeopardize health care coverage for more than 400,000 Coloradans, eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and gut our country’s health care system.
“Once again, we’re seeing this administration support a lawsuit that would devastate health care for millions of Coloradans while lining the pockets of Big Pharma and the Insurance Industry. Instead of gutting the ACA to serve their political donors, the administration should focus on strengthening our health care system and making sure every American gets the affordable health care they deserve,” said Crow.
If the Administration gets its way, the health and financial well-being of Colorado families will be devastated by the reckless healthcare assault:
- 400,000 Coloradans could lose coverage by repealing the Affordable Care Act, leading to a 101 percent increase in the uninsured rate.
- 40,000 – Young Coloradans under age 26 who could lose the ability to remain on their parents’ insurance.
- 2,350,900 Coloradans have a pre-existing condition, including 299,300 Colorado children, 1,169,000 Colorado women, and 532,500 Coloradans between ages 55 and 64.
- 2,519,638 Coloradans could once again have to pay for preventive care. Because of the ACA, health plans must cover preventive services — like flu shots, cancer screenings, contraception, and mammograms – at no cost to consumers. This includes nearly 2,519,638 Coloradans, most of whom have employer coverage.