Senator Gary Peters takes on Trump administration efforts to repeal Affordable Care Act

Published: Jul. 9, 2019 at 5:38 PM EDT
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U.S. Senator Gary Peters weighed in on the Trump administration's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. A lawsuit filed by 20 Republican State Attorney Generals claims that changes eliminating the individual mandate of the ACA have made it unconstitutional.

Tuesday afternoon, in a video conference, Peters explained his opinion that ending the Affordable Care Act would be harmful to Michiganders, more than 4.1 million of which have a preexisting condition.

"We should be thinking about what we need to do to improve the Affordable Care Act while celebrating what actually works, what we're seeing from the Trump administration is 'let's just throw everything out and just trust us we're going to come up with something' and yet we have not seen any ideas from the Trump administration as to how they would replace the Affordable Care Act," Peters said.

Peters and other politicians have suggested the case could eventually makes its way before the Supreme Court.