McSally Votes To Defend “Junk” Plans, Let Insurers Deny Coverage
McSally sided with her party leaders in voting to protect a Trump Administration rule that has expanded insurance companies’ ability to offer short-term — also called “junk” — health insurance plans.
- “impose an age tax, charging older Americans much higher premiums”;
- decline to “cover such essential health benefits as emergency room visits,” maternity care, and prescription drugs; and
- “deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions.”
“Martha McSally’s latest vote to undermine pre-existing condition coverage protections is just another confirmation that she’ll always put her corporate health insurance and pharmaceutical industry backers first in Washington, no matter the cost to people here in Arizona,” said Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson Brad Bainum.