December 14, 2018

Manchin Statement on Obamacare Ruling

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the decision by a federal judge in Texas that Obamacare must be thrown out.

“This misguided and inhumane ruling will kick millions of Americans and tens of thousands of West Virginians off of their health insurance. West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will be at risk of losing their health insurance. And the thousands of West Virginians who gained health insurance through the Medicaid expansion will no longer qualify. This ruling is just plain wrong. I look forward to its appeal to a higher court, and I intend to fight to ensure that the Senate has an opportunity to intervene to defend these critical health safeguards. I urge West Virginia’s Attorney General to withdraw from this dangerous lawsuit on behalf of the tens of thousands of West Virginians who will be harmed.

“Today’s ruling is yet another example of why the Senate must come together to pass bipartisan legislation that makes commonsense fixes to our current system. Protecting West Virginians healthcare has always been my top priority and I will continue to fight for every West Virginian’s access to quality, affordable health insurance.”