[Congressional Record Volume 165, Number 117 (Friday, July 12, 2019)]
[Page H5732]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. KILDEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Mr. KILDEE. Madam Speaker, this week, the Trump administration is in 
court, arguing before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down 
the Affordable Care Act, including taking away coverage for people with 
preexisting health conditions. If the President gets his way, tens of 
millions of Americans lose their health insurance, including a lot of 
people I represent in Michigan.
  For the 130 million Americans with preexisting conditions, insurance 
companies would then again be able to discriminate against them and 
deny them coverage.
  That is what happens if the Trump administration prevails. If they 
gut the ACA, caps on annual and lifetime coverage could come back 
again, and 800,000 Michiganders will lose coverage.
  While the President and his followers seek to roll back to those days 
when people could be denied coverage because they are sick--think about 
that, denied coverage because you are sick--we are fighting to continue 
to bring down the cost of healthcare. We have an agenda that is for the 
people to reduce the cost of healthcare and make sure no American has 
that fear.