December 19, 2019

Kaine Statement On Appeals Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today following the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision declaring the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional and directing a district court to determine whether the rest of the law can stand without the individual mandate:

“The Fifth Circuit ruling is the result of the latest effort by Republicans — in this case Republican State Attorneys General acting in concert with the Trump Administration — to take health care away from millions of Americans. I am optimistic that, just as in previous lawsuits, the continuous efforts to sabotage health care will ultimately fail. And I am confident that the American people will remember who worked to expand their health care and who schemed to take it away.”