July 18, 2019 Press Releases

Republican AG Denounces ACA Suit, As McSally Fails Arizonans

Republican Attorney General Denounces Lawsuit To End Pre-Existing Condition Coverage Protections, As Martha McSally Fails Arizonans

Ohio’s Republican Attorney General: “One of the key features of the ACA is that it prevents health insurers from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. By killing the whole law, the courts would kill this protection as well”

Sen. McSally says it’s not her “role” to stand up for Arizonans and oppose the lawsuit

PHOENIX — For months, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally has insisted that it isn’t her “role” to stand up for Arizona and oppose the Republican lawsuit that aims to dismantle coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.

But that isn’t stopping other Republicans from speaking out against Republicans’ legal effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and end its coverage protections.

In a new column in USA Today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, a Republican, stakes out a clear position, noting that coverage protections for millions of Americans, including 2.8 million Arizonans, would be struck down entirely:

“If this faulty court ruling survives appeal, it would end the ACA in its entirety and throw the lives of millions of Americans into chaos. One of the key features of the ACA is that it prevents health insurers from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. By killing the whole law, the courts would kill this protection as well. We will be harming our citizens and the rule of law, and there will be nothing metaphorical about it.”

The stakes are high for health care access, and Arizonans deserve a duly-elected U.S. Senator who will fight for them. Martha McSally has made it clear she doesn’t think it’s her “role.”