McSally Teams Up With Health Care Law Opponent
Closing Argument: Martha McSally Campaigns With Another Senator Who Vocally Backs The GOP Lawsuit To
Eliminate Pre-Existing Condition Coverage Protections
PHOENIX — Today, Martha McSally is making her final case to Arizona voters with help from a colleague who’s vocally backed Republicans’ ongoing lawsuit to eliminate pre-existing condition coverage protections.
While continuing to lie about her long record of voting to eliminate pre-existing condition coverage protections, McSally is spending the day campaigning with Tennessee U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, who has cheered Republicans’ legal effort that aims to fully eliminate those protections.
Republicans’ desired outcome would let insurance companies once again charge higher premiums to older Arizonans — what the AARP calls an “age tax” — as well as people with a pre-existing condition. On top of that, “nearly 300,000 Arizonans would lose health insurance coverage entirely,” according to one study.
Despite all of that, McSally voted to pave the way for the lawsuit with her support of the 2017 corporate tax giveaway. And McSally has refused to vocally oppose it for more than a year — instead offering her “tacit support.”
Earlier this week, McSally hit the trail with Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who — like Blackburn — has publicly called for the Affordable Care Act and its coverage protections to be struck down in court — an effort that Republicans’ hope to be assisted by the latest, McSally-backed Supreme Court Justice.
“Martha McSally’s continuing health care lies can’t change her long record of voting to eliminate and gut pre-existing condition coverage protections,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson. “It says it all that McSally is spending the closing days of this campaign teaming up with fellow Republicans’ who vocally support their party’s lawsuit to eliminate protections and let insurance companies charge higher premiums to older Arizonans and people with pre-existing conditions.”