U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his colleagues on the Senate floor to urge the Senate to pass his resolution to allow the Senate Legal Counsel to defend West Virginians and Americans with pre-existing conditions in the Texas v. United States lawsuit. Last year a federal judge in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Today the defending and prosecuting teams will begin advocating their case regarding the appeal of the Texas v. U.S. case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The outcome of this case could cause nearly 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans who have pre-existing conditions to lose their health insurance.