FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2018
SEAN REYES CONTINUES TO STAND WITH PARTY OVER PEOPLE
Salt Lake City, UT – A national poll released today shows that over 93% of American voters support current protections for pre-existing conditions. The poll, conducted by Civis Analytics and commissioned by Planned Parenthood and the National Women’s Law Center, asked likely voters whether the Supreme Court should uphold laws that protect pre-existing conditions.
Chase Thomas, policy and advocacy counsel with Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement in response:
“Once again, Americans show they support the broad protections of the Affordable Care Act. The current Congress and administration continue to malign the law due to its association with the former president; however, individual provisions in the law, such as pre-existing conditions protections, continue to receive wide support.
“In light of this polling, it is disappointing that Attorney General Reyes continues to stand with party over people. The lawsuit he joined earlier this year with other Republican states could not only dismantle Obamacare, but could strip 391,000 Utahns of pre-existing condition protections. If successful, this suit and Reyes’ support could ultimately harm hundreds of thousands of Utahns and their interests.”
Earlier this year, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced he was joining a coalition of states to challenge the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in light of Congress gutting the individual mandate provision. The desired result of the suit would be to strike down the ACA in its entirety, which includes protections for pre-existing conditions, required essential benefits, and more.
Alliance for a Better Utah is a good government advocacy and watchdog organization based in Salt Lake City. The organization works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.