Congresswoman Elaine Luria Votes to Condemn Administration’s Attempted Health Care Sabotage

April 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today voted to condemn the administration’s attempted health care sabotage, calling on the Department of Justice to reverse its position in a lawsuit that would nullify the entire Affordable Care Act.

“This is an unacceptable raid on health care in America, and I won’t stand for it,” Congresswoman Luria said. “More than 500,000 Virginians, including beneficiaries of our historic Medicaid expansion, are covered through the Affordable Care Act. Let’s work to protect people’s care, not take it away.”

In addition to those 500,000-plus Virginians, many more rely on protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

One of Congresswoman Luria’s first votes allowed the House of Representatives to throw its full legal weight against the Texas v. U.S. lawsuit that would destroy Virginia’s historic Medicaid expansion, the ban on lifetime and annual limits on coverage, the tax subsidies that make health insurance affordable for millions of Americans, the cap on out-of-pocket costs, and more.

Today’s bipartisan resolution reinforces those points and calls on the Department of Justice to abandon its efforts to destroy Americans’ access to affordable health care and reverse its position in Texas v. U.S.

Congresswoman Luria will continue to work to lower health care costs, expand access to health care, and protect people with pre-existing conditions.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.