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 Senator Joni Ernst for refusing to take action to protect Iowans’ care. This is the DSCC’s latest investment in digital ads holding Senator Ernst accountable for her toxic record on health care.
Senator Ernst has voted repeatedly for toxic proposals to spike costs and dismantle health care protections for Iowans. Ernst helped pass the reckless tax giveaway that laid the foundation for her party’s dangerous lawsuit, and when asked whether she supports the lawsuit, she ducked the question, saying, “Um, I am not going to make a determination on that, I am not an attorney.”
“As Republicans go to court to end protections for Iowans with pre-existing conditions, Senator Ernst should consider herself on notice,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “Ernst helped pass the reckless tax handout that made this lawsuit possible, and had she and Mitch McConnell gotten their way, Republicans would have passed legislation long ago to raise the cost of care and tear away coverage protections for her constituents. Senator Ernst is part of the problem and Iowans can’t afford her dangerous agenda.”