TO: Interested Parties

DATE: September 5, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (


Joseph Kopser Releases Statement on Chip Roy’s Failed Health Care Record


(Austin, TX) — Today, oral arguments will begin in the Republican lawsuit to roll back protections for pre-existing conditions. Joseph Kopser–Army veteran, businessman, and candidate for Congress in TX-21–released the following statement.

“Here in Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton and his former employee Chip Roy have made it clear that they aren’t willing to defend Texans with pre-existing conditions. In the Attorney General’s office, Roy worked to gut protections for these Texans. Then, after leaving that office, he turned around and took a secret sweetheart deal that let him stay on his state employee health plan on the taxpayers’ dime–despite his own pre-existing condition.

“I am happy that Chip had access to health care, but I want all Texans to have that access to health care without resorting to secret deals with Ken Paxton.

“There are 328,700 people in TX-21 living with pre-existing conditions. I’m calling on Chip Roy to stand up for these Texans and affirm what we all believe; that they deserve access to the very same care he received.”

Tonight, Joseph will participate in a rally to show support for the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. He will join fellow candidates from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the Texas AFL-CIO at 1106 Lavaca St. in Austin.


Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.