Congresswoman Tlaib’s Statement on DOJ’s Decision to Abandon Affordable Care Act

Mar 26, 2019
Uncategorized

Press Statement Header

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s support of a district court decision declaring the Affordable Care Act to be unconstitutional:

“Trump and his DOJ support stripping healthcare from more than 30 million Americans—and going back to the dark days of denying people care because of “pre-existing conditions,” who we are and what we are born with. It’s a clear message from this corrupt administration that Trump and the GOP believe millions should lose their care, suffer, and die, all to line the pockets of their health insurance industry friends.

“As we fight this move, it’s important to note that this is a startling reminder of why we need to loudly and proudly support and fight for Medicare for All, which would ensure every American’s healthcare needs are met. We must expand healthcare access, not shrink it. Only one party is interested in doing that, and we must lead boldly, with big ideas that will save people’s lives.”

Recent Posts


May 15, 2024
Press

Tlaib Introduces Resolution Recognizing 76 Years of the Nakba

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) introduced a House Resolution Recognizing the Nakba and Palestinian Refugees’ Rights. The Nakba, which means “catastrophe” in Arabic, refers to the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and homeland during creation of the state of Israel (1947-49). The Nakba did not end in 1948, but continues […]



May 9, 2024
Press

Tlaib, Sanders, Khanna, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Medical Debt for Millions of Working Class Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced the Medical Debt Cancellation Act, legislation to eliminate all $220 billion in medical debt held by millions of Americans, wipe it from credit reports, and drastically limit the accrual of future medical debt.  The medical debt crisis has […]



May 8, 2024
Press

Tlaib Announces Appropriations Requests for Fiscal Year 2025

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) announced her priorities in the federal appropriations process for Fiscal Year 2025. One of the key ways to bring investments home to our district is through appropriations requests. Congresswoman Tlaib led several letters prioritizing the need for lead abatement, access to clean water, housing and health care […]