Last night, the Nevada State Democratic Party, joined by Assemblyman Howard Watts, hosted a health care-focused textbank in response to the Trump Administration and Republican-led states filing briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could result in millions of Americans losing their care. After Assemblyman Watts and volunteers shared their personal stories about the benefits of receiving coverage through the ACA, participants texted Nevadans to get them registered to vote and involved in the election by providing a contrast between where Democrats and Republicans stand on health care–an issue that continues to remain a top priority for voters in 2020.
“I can’t imagine a world in which the ACA no longer exists and Nevada families–myself included–who rely on this lifesaving care, shouldn’t have to,” said Assemblyman Howard Watts. “There’s no good reason to rip care away from millions of Americans especially at a time when we need it most. The end goal of these desperate efforts is obvious: partisan politics. Hardworking Nevadans deserve leaders who will put their care and well being above politics. I will always make expanding access to quality, affordable care a priority and we need a president who will do the same.”
“Trump couldn’t have been more clear about his intentions when he said he wants to ‘terminate health care,’” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II. “He and Republicans won’t stop until the ACA is dead and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans are without care during a global health crisis. We’re lucky to have leaders in our state who put Nevadans’ care first but it isn’t enough when this administration will stop at nothing to see the current law repealed. NV Dems will continue to remind Nevadans where we stand on this pivotal issue to ensure we elect leaders who will protect our care.”
Repealing the ACA could result in hundreds of thousands of Nevadans losing health care coverage and amidst this pandemic, an additional 20,000 Nevadans could be at risk of losing their care.