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Senate Republicans’ Closing Message: Ending Health Care Coverage in Pandemic

Trump on Tape: “I Hope That They End” the Affordable Care Act

Senate Republicans Enabled GOP Lawsuit To Overturn ACA, Are Ramming Through Trump’s SCOTUS Pick In Time For Oral Arguments In Lawsuit That Could End Protections For 54 Million Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions

Republicans are making their closing argument just days before the election, and it’s eliminating health care and protections for pre-existing conditions coverage in the middle of the pandemic. Here’s what President Trump said on tape during an interview with 60 Minutes

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Despite the fact Senate Republicans have told voters “don’t worry about the ACA,” they have done nothing to stop the anti-health care lawsuit that will be before the Supreme Court one week after the election, and are rushing to confirm a nominee who has criticized rulings upholding the health care law.

Senate Republicans have been on defense on health care all cycle, and a new analysis from CNN reveals that 40% of all ads running in Republican Senate races since October 1 are about health care – a staggering number that reveals how much GOP incumbents are on defense and how badly the issue is hurting them with voters. 

In his interview, Trump also confirmed that Republicans do not have any plan to protect pre-existing conditions coverage if the GOP anti-health care lawsuit is successful. That would leave 54 million Americans with a pre-existing condition without guaranteed coverage during the pandemic. 

“Republicans have campaigned for 10 years on repealing the Affordable Care Act, and the president made clear again today that health care and protections for pre-existing conditions are on the ballot,” said DSCC spokesperson Helen Kalla. “Their years-long goal to end the Affordable Care Act is exactly why Senate Republicans are rushing to ram through Trump’s Supreme Court nominee just days before the election.”

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