Statement On Latest Trump Administration Attempt To Eliminate Protections For 1.2 Million Nevadans With Pre-Existing Conditions

March 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's Monday night legal filing in the Texas v. United States lawsuit seeking to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Nevada’s Medicaid expansion, and protections for 1.2 million Nevadans with pre-existing conditions.

“I will fight the Trump Administration's latest attempt to raise health care costs, eliminate Nevada’s Medicaid expansion, and allow insurance companies to discriminate against 1.2 million Nevadans with pre-existing conditions,” said Congressman Horsford. “I voted to defend the Affordable Care Act in court and I’ll continue fighting to protect the health care of working Nevada families.”

On Monday night, the Trump Administration asked a federal court to eliminate the entire ACA - including the Medicaid expansion and its protections for pre-existing conditions. The House of Representatives filed its opening brief to intervene in that lawsuit. Congressman Horsford voted to allow the House of Representatives to join that lawsuit.