The Republican lawsuit to drive up health care costs and gut coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions is in court today, and the DSCC is launching new ads targeting unelected Senator Martha McSally for refusing to take action to protect Arizonans’ care. This is the DSCC’s latest investment in digital ads holding Senator McSally accountable for her toxic record on health care.
If the lawsuit succeeds, the health care law – including protections for pre-existing conditions and maternity care and allowing children to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26 – would be struck down. When asked about the GOP-led lawsuit, McSally has said “that’s their decision” and “it’s not my role” to stand up for Arizonans by preventing the suit from moving forward.
“As Republicans go to court to end protections for Arizonans with pre-existing conditions, unelected Senator McSally should consider herself on notice,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “McSally helped pass the reckless tax handout that made this lawsuit possible, and had she and Mitch McConnell gotten their way, they would have passed legislation long ago to raise the cost of care and tear away coverage protection for her constituents. Senator McSally is part of the problem and Arizonans can’t afford her dangerous agenda.”
Senator McSally has voted repeatedly for toxic proposals to spike costs and dismantle health care protections. She infamously said “let’s get this f***ing thing done,” before voting for Republicans’ deeply unpopular repeal plan.