Rep. Cisneros Marks 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Calls on Trump Administration to End ACA Lawsuit

March 23, 2020
Press Release

FULLERTON, CA – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) marked the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and called on the Trump Administration to end its Texas v. United States lawsuit, which would strike down the entirety of the ACA as well as pre-existing condition protections for 130 million Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Over 320,870 constituents in California’s 39th District have a pre-existing condition. 

“Today marks the monumental passage of the Affordable Care Act, which provides tens of millions of Americans with affordable, quality healthcare. As our nation faces the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, the Administration’s continued efforts, including its Texas lawsuit, to undermine and eliminate the lifesaving protections of the ACA poses a devastating threat to the people of California’s 39th District and Americans across the country.

“We cannot go back to a time when health insurance companies could deny coverage or increase costs because of a pre-existing condition. Today and everyday, I’m committed to defending the Affordable Care Act, its life-saving protections, and the healthcare of my 39th District constituents. At this time of uncertainty, every American in every community must be sure that they will receive the critical medical care that they and their families need to stay healthy and safe.”

Since becoming law in 2010, the ACA has become a pillar of health and economic stability for millions of Americans. If the Trump Administration’s lawsuit is successful in gutting the ACA, 39th District families and all Californian families could face staggering consequences:

  • 320,870 – Number of constituents in the 39th District who have pre-existing conditions and will lose their protections; 
  • 70,000 – Number of 39th District constituents who could lose all healthcare coverage;
  • 403,631 – Number of California seniors who could have to pay more for their prescription drugs;
  • 294,000 – Young Californians under age 26 who could lose the ability to remain on their parents’ insurance.