FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 10, 2020
Despite Pandemic, Rosendale Continues to Oppose Medicaid Expansion
Helena, MT – As Montana continues to weather an unprecedented pandemic, Maryland Matt Rosendale has remained steadfast in his opposition to Montana’s Medicaid expansion program, which currently covers more than 80,000 Montanans across the state, has created thousands of jobs, and has proven to be a lifeline for rural hospitals and the communities they support.
As a state legislator, Rosendale infamously voted against expanding Medicaid, and has since continued to undermine the program by calling for federal block grants, which would result in massive losses in coverage. Rosendale also supported efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which protects those with pre-existing conditions like asthma — or COVID-19. Rosendale’s opponent, Kathleen Williams, voted for Medicaid expansion, has developed a detailed plan to get all citizens affordable, quality care by protecting Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, which so many Montanans depend on.
“If a pandemic can’t convince Maryland Matt to support access to quality health care for all Montanans, nothing will,” said MDP Communications Director Nathan Stein. “Rosendale’s callous opposition to affordable health care is clearly political and totally out of touch with Montana’s working families — they won’t let him take his anti-health care agenda to Washington.”