GOP “JUNK INSURANCE” PLANS UNDERMINE PRE-EXISTING CONDITION COVERAGE. Another day, another dangerous health care plan. Republicans continued their assault on our healthcare today as they announced a plan to expand temporary health insurance plans. Bloomberg reports that the “far skimpier” plans are “loosely regulated and don’t always include coverage for pre-existing conditions.”
DEMOCRATS CHAMPION AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE. As the New York Times reports, Republican attempts to strip health care from hard working Americans including last year’s effort by Senate GOP to sabotage affordable healthcare and the recent lawsuit by 20 Republican Attorneys general to make pre-existing condition coverage unconstitutional, have “turned the tide on health care as an issue.” While the GOP finds more ways to undercut affordable health care, Democrats are fighting to protect it. More:
HAWLEY CONTINUES “DISGUSTING” ATTACKS ON SENATOR MCCASKILL. An editorial by the Kansas City Star hits Hawley again for ads targeting Senator Claire McCaskill that are “so disgusting that it rises to another level.”
It’s not the first time the Missouri newspaper has called Hawley out for unsavory behavior. Just last week their editorial board slammed Hawley for “consistently petty and even nonsensical attacks” on McCaskill.
RENACCI DENIES SHADY TIES TO FELON. Congressman Jim Renacci wants to sweep his connection to embattled former businessman and felon Ben Suarez under the rug. According to the Toledo Blade, Suarez “violated federal campaign laws when he and his company, Suarez Corporation Industries, funneled $200,000 in campaign contributions to Mr. Renacci and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in 2011 and 2012.” While Renacci calls his ties to Suarez “old news,” this is exemplary of the pattern of shady finance practices we’ve seen from Republican candidates like Matt Rosendale and Mike Braun in this election.
IN THE STATES
WV – Charleston Gazette-Mail: Gazette editorial: GOP lawsuit means 1 in 3 WV adults in danger of losing health care
WI – State Journal: GOP US Senate primary turns brutal over who’s more loyal to Donald Trump