Health care advocacy group Protect Our Care has been traveling the Country to speak out against the lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Wednesday morning, the tour made a stop in Harrisburg. The Protect Our Care bus tour has made 21 stops and traveled more than 5,000 miles in a dozen states on the Health Care Emergency Tour, joining leaders and advocates to support the Affordable Care Act.

“There is a very urgent and potentially catastrophic to our health care right now in the form of the Texas vs. HHS lawsuits,” says Adam Hoyer, Organizing Director for Protect Our Care.

In December, a federal district court in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The argument has now made its way to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and if it passes, will then head to the United States Supreme Court. U.S. Senator Bob Casey says if the lawsuit goes through, it will leave millions of people vulnerable.

“If it succeeds, millions of people will lose coverage, and tens of millions more, many tens of millions more, will lose all their protections,” Senator Casey explains.

The Affordable Care Act currently covers 20 million Americans, and protects 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. Matthew Jennings has multiple disabilities, and relies on a speaking device to communicate. He works as an independent contractor with the Arc of Lancaster, interviewing people with disabilities to see how they’re being taken care of. He says the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid is vital to those with disabilities

“Without supports from Medicaid, when students with disabilities leave the school system, they will not have the supports they need to have jobs and live in the community,” Jennings says.

One of Governor Tom Wolf’s first acts in office was to expand Medicaid, which gave over a million Pennsylvanians immediate access to health care. Governor Wolf says the Country can’t afford to lose the ACA

“It’s threatened, as so many people have said already, threatened by people who have no plan to replace it, and no plan to improve it,” Governor Wolf explains.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments of the lawsuit on July 9th. There’s no deadline for a decision, but it could come as early as this fall.