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12.19.2019 / Press Release

Media Advisory: Health Care on the Chopping Block for Millions of Families

Updated 12/20/19

The decision made yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals to send the health care repeal lawsuit back to the district court has put health care for millions of families in serious jeopardy. It also threatens protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the affordability of health care.

On Friday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern, Families USA will host a media tele-briefing highlighting the very serious impact the decision will have on families.

Health care consumers will discuss their anxieties about potential impacts. Eliot Fishman, Families USA’s senior director of health policy, will discuss the policy implications of their concerns.

Tele-briefing Details

Title:  “Health Care on the Chopping Block for Millions of Families”

Date:   Friday, December 20, 2019

Time:  3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


  • Steve Venick of Nashville, Tennessee who credits the Affordable Care Act with covering his life-saving medicine that he otherwise would not have due to his pre-existing condition
  • Charlotte D’Alphonso of St Louis, Missouri whose son has a pre-existing condition
  • Eliot Fishman, Families USA senior director of health policy

Registration details:

To register for the tele-briefing, go to

To join the call, please dial 866.740.1260 and enter passcode: 6283030

The call will be recorded. Please email Lisa Holland, to receive a link to the recording.