Today Antoinette Kraus, the director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) released the following statement in response to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court by President Trump:
“President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, an extremist justice with a long record of attacking the Affordable Care Act, puts the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid at great risk. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, over 700,000 Pennsylvanians have gained coverage through Medicaid expansion, millions more have benefitted from pre-existing condition protections, and the number of uninsured is now below 6 percent, the state’s lowest rate ever.
With the Supreme Court poised to consider the constitutionality of pre-existing condition protections, the Affordable Care Act as a whole, and harmful work requirements for families and individuals who rely on Medicaid, this nomination puts the health of millions of Pennsylvanians on the line.
PHAN calls on Senators Toomey and Casey to fight to protect Pennsylvanians’ healthcare by rejecting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.”