October 20, 2020 Press Releases

McSally Attacks… Health Care Coverage Protections

Martha McSally’s Campaign Attacks…
The Health Care Coverage Protections She Claims To Support

PHOENIX — Two weeks out from Election Day, Martha McSally has settled on a closing argument: slamming the Affordable Care Act and further aligning herself with the Republican lawsuit to eliminate the law’s pre-existing condition coverage protections.

In a statement to the Arizona Republic, McSally’s campaign once again slammed the health care law and its coverage protections, which Republicans will argue should be eliminated entirely on November 10

“The idea that Obamacare protects people with preexisting conditions is a debunked Democrat talking point,” McSally spokeswoman Caroline Anderegg wrote in an email. 

That’s of course demonstrably false, because, as PolitiFact has reported, with regard to McSally’s previous health care lies:

“Only one national law makes sure people with preexisting medical conditions don’t face discrimination or higher prices from insurers. It’s the Affordable Care Act.”

The truth is that McSally has repeatedly voted to let insurance companies charge higher premiums to older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions. And this latest campaign rhetoric shows that McSally is further committing herself to her party’s lawsuit to eliminate the law entirely.

  • McSally voted to pave the way for the lawsuit with her support of the 2017 corporate tax giveaway, and she’s refused to vocally oppose it for more than a year — instead offering her “tacit support,” as the Washington Post put it.

  • McSally further demonstrated her support for striking down the Affordable Care Act earlier this month,  releasing a new TV ad in which she lies about her voting record and then falsely slams the health care law for reducing coverage in Arizona, even though it expanded coverage for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.

  • And, as Republicans have prioritized filling the Supreme Court vacancy over passing coronavirus relief, McSally has said she plans to vote to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who said the Supreme Court should have struck down the law and its coverage protections.