June 14, 2019 Press Releases

Two Years Ago: Trump Admitted McSally Health Care Plan Was “Mean”

Two Years Ago: Trump Admitted McSally Health Care Plan Was “Mean”

McSally and her GOP allies have spent the past 9 years trying to strip away health care coverage from millions of Americans, increase consumer costs, and gut coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions
 

PHOENIX — “Mean.” On this day, two years ago, that’s how President Donald Trump described U.S. Sen. Martha McSally‘s health care proposal, which would have:

1. increased consumer health care costs;
2. gutted coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions; and,
3. imposed an “age tax,” letting insurance companies charge older Americans more for coverage.

McSally’s health care proposal would have devastated Arizona working families. But that didn’t stop McSally from voting for the bill and urging her House Republican colleagues to do the same, with an emphatic “Let’s get this f****ing thing done.” When it did pass the House, Trump, like McSally, eagerly celebrated the bill’s passage, calling the measure “incredibly well crafted.”

Two years may have passed, but with Martha McSally doubling down on her health care record, Arizonans won’t forget that McSally and her GOP allies have spent the past 9 years trying to strip away health care coverage from millions of Americans, increase consumer costs, and cut coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.