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 digital ads targeting vulnerable Senate Republicans for refusing to take action to protect Americans’ health care. The ads, which are running on Facebook in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, represent the DSCC’s latest investment in holding Republicans accountable for their toxic record on health care.
If the lawsuit succeeds, the health care law – including coverage protections for pre-existing conditions and maternity care and allowing children to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26 – would be struck down. Yet after passing the tax giveaway that provided the legal framework for this suit, Senate Republicans have refused to stand up to their party’s attacks on Americans’ health care.
“As Republicans go to court to end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, GOP senators running in 2020 should consider themselves on notice,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “Every Republican Senator helped pass the reckless tax handout that made this lawsuit possible, and if they and Mitch McConnell had gotten their way, they would have passed legislation long ago to raise the cost of care and tear away coverage protections for their constituents. GOP Senators are part of the problem, they own this latest attack on the health care law, and Americans can’t afford this dangerous agenda.”
After voting repeatedly for toxic proposals that would spike costs and dismantle health care protections, Senate Republicans “remain on the defensive” on health care, which continues to be one of voters’ most important issues. Now, as this dangerous lawsuit stirs up “political havoc” for vulnerable Republicans, they continue to duck and dodge and refuse to protect their constituents’ care.
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