Democratic AGs Celebrate Twelve Years of the Affordable Care Act, Defending Health Care for Millions of Americans
March 23, 2022
Republican AGs Led Fight Against ACA
Washington, DC — Today marks the twelve year anniversary of the day the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. For twelve years, the ACA has allowed millions of Americans to obtain high-quality, affordable health care coverage. Despite many attempts from Republicans, including countless attacks from Republican Attorneys General to dismantle the ACA and raise health care costs, Democratic AGs have successfully defended the ACA in the courts time and again.
Twenty-one Democratic Attorneys General, led by former California AG, and now HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, were part of the successful Supreme Court case defending the ACA last year. Republican AGs, led by current Texas AG Ken Paxton and former President Donald Trump, tried to dismantle the ACA, which would have left millions of Americans without health care.
The Democratic AGs are grateful for the work of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the entire Administration for their commitment to building on the ACA’s success.
Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs Nevada AG Aaron Ford and Delaware AG Kathy Jennings:
“Since our Republican counterparts first began their attacks to dismantle the ACA, we as Democratic Attorneys General have been fighting back in court to protect health care for millions of Americans, and we’ve won. Thanks to Democrats, millions of Americans have been able to obtain quality, affordable health care coverage for more than a decade. Thanks to the work of the Biden-Harris administration, the ACA continues to grow stronger by the day, cutting health care costs and ensuring that those who seek coverage at an affordable price can get it. As Democratic AGs, we will continue to defend the ACA, and work alongside the Biden-Harris administration to ensure that affordable health care is a right for every American.”