FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 1, 2020
NEW VIDEO: As Daines Votes to Gut Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions, MDP Releases Video Showcasing His Lies on Health Care Record
Helena, MT – Today, as Senator Steve Daines voted against protecting Montanans with pre-existing conditions, the Montana Democratic Party released a new video slamming him for misrepresenting his abysmal healthcare record. Daines’ cruel vote came just hours after he released a campaign ad saying he has “always fought to protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions.”
Once again, Daines is lying to Montanans about his record – the reality is that his votes have jeopardized healthcare coverage for tens of thousands in Big Sky Country.
Despite the global public health crisis, Daines is trying to rush through a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court which could result in the overturning of the Affordable Care Act, the law that bars insurance company discrimination against those with pre-exisiting conditions and provides tens of thousands of Montanans with coverage. Additionally, Daines has repeatedly voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions and voted to expand “junk” insurance plans which are not required to cover pre-existing conditions.
“Daines is willing to look Montanans in the eye and lie to them: but the truth is that he has not protected their health care coverage and he never will,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “As protections for 152,000 Montanans hang in the balance, Daines is showing his true colors – he will always side with his insurance industry donors, not Montanans.”