October 4, 2019 Press Releases

McSally Failing AZ On GOP Push To End Reforms That “Saved Lives”

Martha McSally Failing Arizona On GOP Push To End Reforms That Have “Saved Lives”

As Vice President Mike Pence visits Arizona to fundraise for McSally, McSally continues to silently stand by the Trump-Pence lawsuit to gut pre-existing condition coverage protections

PHOENIX — Vice President Mike Pence’s Arizona fundraising trip to boost unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally brings an urgent reminder that McSally has so far refused to stand up to the Trump-Pence lawsuit to gut coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with a pre-existing condition.

The lawsuit is “throwing the [health care] law’s future into question,” as Republicans seek to end coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

McSally has refused to take a stand against the suit, insisting that “It’s not my role” to stand up to her party and fight for Arizonans’ health care access — even as a new report from the Washington Post explores growing evidence “that it has saved lives.”

“Martha McSally continues to stand with her party’s toxic health care agenda instead of fighting for Arizonans,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson. “This just the latest proof that Martha McSally puts the interests of her party leaders and corporate special interest donors in Washington ahead of the state she’s supposed to represent.”

Read More:

Washington Post: With the Affordable Care Act’s future in doubt, evidence grows that it has saved lives

PolitiFact: McSally Says she’s “leading the fight” to “force insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.” (Mostly False)

Arizona Republic: Rep. Martha McSally: ‘I’m getting my ass kicked’ on vote to repeal ‘Obamacare’

Roll Call: Health Care Vote Hounds Martha McSally in Tight Arizona Senate Race