5 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Can’t Give Specifics On How He’ll Protect Montanans With Pre-Existing Conditions

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – Although East Coast developer Matt Rosendale has been asked multiple times how he plans to protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions, he has yet to give an answer.

When given the chance to respond, Rosendale offered no specifics, was “vague,” and “did not specifically address” how he planned to protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions.

Meanwhile, as insurance commissioner, Rosendale pushed for the expansion of short-term plans, which aren’t required to cover pre-existing conditions. And he brought back a program that was previously banned from Montana that also does not have to cover pre-existing conditions.

He hasn’t said whether or not he is opposed to the lawsuit that would end protections for Montanans with pre-existing conditions, nor has he spoken out against new guidance from the White House that will make it easier for states to let insurance companies sell plans that do not include coverage protections for folks with pre-existing conditions.

And, Rosendale recently reaffirmed his support for ending protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

It makes sense that Rosendale is not able to explain to Montanans with pre-existing conditions how he’ll protect them because his entire record and positions show the exact opposite.

No matter what Rosendale claims at the 11th hour, he cannot be trusted to protect the 152,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions.

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