December 15, 2018
In response to the ruling in Texas v. U.S. declaring the ACA unconstitutional, Senator Kirk Watson had the following response:
It is tragic that far too many public officials focus on stripping healthcare from millions of people, instead of working to find ways to affordably provide it to those who need it. Time and time again, these officials ignore the fact that Texas has the most uninsured children in the nation, willfully neglect the needs of medically fragile kids and fight against ideas and approaches that might help.
They crow about eliminating means for providing healthcare coverage while offering no alternatives. Cheering the loss of health coverage that will lead to illness and grief for millions of families is astonishing, but it doesn’t drown out these families’ pleas for help.
We must pursue healthcare solutions facing our state, not make excuses. We must fight for covering preexisting conditions, not against. We must reject eliminating caps on insurance coverage, not support them.
It’s time for us all to fight for the people of Texas, not against them.