Daines to Rubber Stamp SCOTUS Nominee Who Could Gut Montanans’ Health Care

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Monday, October 26, 2020

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Daines to Rubber Stamp SCOTUS Nominee Who Could Gut Montanans’ Health Care
Helena, MT – This evening, Senator Steve Daines will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court – putting protections for Montanans with pre-existing conditions “in greater danger than ever.” Instead of delivering desperately-needed pandemic relief, Daines has focused on confirming Judge Barrett – just in time for oral arguments before the Court in the case to overturn the Affordable Care Act. 
 
If Daines has it his way and the law is overturned, 112,000 Montanans stand to lose their coverage and 152,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions could once again be denied coverage by insurance companies. Additionally, Montana’s Medicaid expansion – which insures more than 85,000 Montanans, bolsters rural hospitals, and has created thousands of jobs – would be at risk

Today’s vote makes clear that Daines will stop at nothing to protect his corporate allies while hard-working Montanans pay the price. It’s no wonder why – Daines has pocketed more than $400,000 in campaign cash from the insurance industry during his time in Washington D.C.  

“In the midst of an unprecedented crisis, Steve Daines is ramming through a Supreme Court justice nominee as protections for Montanans with pre-existing conditions hang in the balance,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “It’s clear that Daines is more focused on achieving a partisan win and delivering for his donors than he is with doing right by Montanans.”

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