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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Senator has voted 5 times to sabotage the ACA’s protections
University of Montana economist Bryce Ward called out Daines’ posturing:
“It’s all dessert, no vegetables,” Ward says. “If your definition of protect includes ‘Make sure that you’re allowed to get a comprehensive insurance plan at a price that is somewhat similar to what exists under the Affordable Care Act,’ then no, Steve Daines is not ‘protecting pre-existing conditions.’”
Daines has voted 5 times to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and to expand “junk” insurance plans which are not required to cover pre-existing conditions. Daines and his fellow Republicans have yet to offer an alternative to the ACA that wouldn’t reduce current protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
“Yet again, Steve Daines is saying one thing to Montanans, and doing the opposite in Washington,” said MDP Communications Director Nathan Stein. “If Senator Daines had any interest in protecting Montanans with pre-existing conditions, he wouldn’t have voted five times to sabotage their health care. It’s clear Daines is only out for himself and his corporate allies, not Montanans.”
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