The Fifth Circuit of Appeals will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on July 9, 2019.

We remain on the front lines of protecting the ACA that millions of our brothers and sisters depend on for health care and even their lives. We continue to call on Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery to withdraw from this blasphemous lawsuit. If AG Slatery has his way, the entire ACA will be overturned and with it will come chaos and cruelty.

Without the ACA, protections for pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes, and cancer will vanish.

What happens to the cancer patient in the middle of lifesaving treatment? Will insurance companies refuse to cover their treatments and leave them to perish? Or what about the parents who have been able to sleep at night because the ACA eliminated lifetime caps? Do they now go bankrupt because insurance companies no longer cover the cost of care for their child?

Jesus loved people. Jesus healed the sick and staunchly protected the most vulnerable. It is time for AG Slatery to follow His example and protect our state against such cruelty. He must withdraw Tennessee from this lawsuit and encourage others to follow suit.

After the Fifth Circuit rules for or against the health law, the next and final step will be an appeal to the Supreme Court.