April 1, 2020 Press Releases

McSally Silent As Trump Blocks AZ Health Care Enrollment

McSally Silent As Trump Blocks Arizona Health Care Enrollment Amid Crisis

Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey asked the Trump administration to approval a special enrollment period “[a]t this time when health insurance is of critical importance” 

PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally is again refusing to stand up for Arizonans’ health care access following the Trump administration’s refusal to allow uninsured Arizonans to sign up for the coverage that they need.

The Trump administration’s refusal to reopen a special enrollment period follows Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent written request for a special Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment period “[a]t this time when health insurance is of critical importance and so many people are experiencing a loss of employment.”

Like Ducey, McSally has for months stood by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Trump administration’s legal battle to fully dismantle the ACA and strike down its coverage protections that prevent insurance companies from raising premiums on older Americans and Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.

McSally has contended that it isn’t her “role” to oppose that lawsuit, which would let her corporate insurance company backers increase premiums on Arizonans with pre-existing conditions. So, don’t expect McSally to speak out against the Trump administration’s latest effort to make it harder for Arizonans to get coverage.

Read more:

Arizona Republic: Montini: Trump administration turns down Gov. Doug Ducey’s plea to reopen Obamacare

Politico: Trump rejects Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic

CNN: Trump administration won’t reopen Obamacare enrollment for uninsured as coronavirus spreads

NBC News: Trump admin will not reopen Obamacare exchanges during coronavirus pandemic

New York Times: Obamacare Markets Will Not Reopen, Trump Decides

BuzzFeed News: Donald Trump Won’t Open The Obamacare Markets During The Coronavirus Outbreak