ICYMI: Austin Knudsen Shows His Hand on Health Care, Public Access

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Tuesday, October 7, 2020

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ICYMI: Austin Knudsen Shows His Hand on Health Care, Public Access

Helena, MT – In an interview with the Havre Daily News, Republican candidate for Attorney General Austin Knudsen doubled down on his extreme position on health care, stating that “He also supports overturning the Affordable Care Act.”

Knudsen has stated that the entire reason he is running for Attorney General is to join the dangerous lawsuit to repeal the ACA, which will be decided in June of next year when Montana’s next Attorney General has taken office and has the opportunity to weigh in on the case. 

If the ACA is repealed:

  • 112,000 Montanans will have their health coverage ripped away;
  • 152,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions will be vulnerable again to insurance company discrimination;
  • Medicaid expansion, which covers nearly 90,000 Montanans, serves as a vital lifeline to rural hospitals, and has expanded access to mental health and substance abuse treatments, will disappear.

“This race is about ensuring Montanans’ access to quality, affordable health care,” said MDP Communications Director Nathan Stein. “Austin Knudsen entered this race to rip health care away from Montanans; Raph Graybill is running to make sure that doesn’t happen. It’s that simple.”


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