Senator John Cornyn got caught this week touting the ability to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a “change of tune” for Mitch McConnell’s longtime ally who is among “the ACA’s most relentless opponents” and has proudly spent the last decade voting more than 20 times to tear down the health care law.
Senator Cornyn’s deceptive comments earned the vulnerable Republican incumbent a well-deserved round of blistering headlines for his hypocrisy:
Despite his most recent comments, Senator Cornyn has refused to hold the Trump administration accountable for keeping ACA special enrollment closed — making it harder for newly unemployed and uninsured Texans to get health coverage. And in the middle of a deadly global pandemic, Senator Cornyn has refused to oppose the dangerous GOP lawsuit that would wipe out the ACA’s protections, including for pre-existing conditions coverage. Senator Cornyn also noted the ability to sign up for Medicaid — despite repeatedly supporting plans to gut Medicaid funding while his political allies in Texas have refused to expand Medicaid.
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