Two Years Ago: GOP Ramped Up Attack On Coverage Protections
Two Years Ago: GOP Ramped Up Legal Attack On Pre-Existing Condition Coverage Protections
Martha McSally says it isn’t her “role” to oppose the GOP lawsuit to let insurance companies increase premiums on older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions
PHOENIX — Two years after the Trump administration ramped up its legal attack on health care coverage protections, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally still won’t stand up for Arizonans and oppose Republicans’ lawsuit to let insurance companies increase prices on Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.
In June 2018, the Trump administration filed a legal brief arguing that vital coverage protections should be dismantled — including “protections for those with pre-existing conditions.”
Rather than stand up for Arizonans’ health care access, McSally has said it’s not her “role” to oppose the Trump-backed lawsuit to “terminate” coverage protections and let insurance companies increase prices on older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions.
If Republicans succeed in striking down coverage protections, the Associated Press reports that “people who recovered from COVID-19 and tried to purchase an individual health insurance policy could be turned down, charged higher premiums or have follow-up care excluded from coverage.”
McSally has only added to her anti-health care record in the past year:
asking “conservative outside groups” to start “muddying up the landscape” on her health care record;
failing to advocate for Arizona and call upon Trump to stop blocking Gov. Doug Ducey’s request for a health care special enrollment period;
staying silent as Trump reiterated Republicans’ desire to “terminate” health care coverage protections; and,
continuing to misrepresent her long record of fighting to let her corporate backers increase prices on older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions.