Rosendale Continues to Push Junk Insurance in Response to Pandemic

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Rosendale Continues to Push Junk Insurance in Response to Pandemic

Report Found Junk Insurance Pushed by Rosendale Forcing People to Pay for Lifesaving Treatments

Helena, MT – As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, State Auditor Matt Rosendale continues to push junk insurance in direct response to concerns over coronavirus — despite the fact that “not all short-term plans may cover testing for COVID-19,” and that the plans could “reject Montanans who have pre-existing health conditions.” Just last week, a new report revealed that many consumers have been forced to pay for their own lifesaving treatment under short-term junk insurance plans, but Maryland Matt continues to list them as a viable option. 

Rosendale himself has refused to say whether he’d buy a junk insurance plan for his own family.

Rosendale has supported efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which protects those with pre-existing conditions like asthma — or COVID-19. Maryland Matt is also continuing his attacks on Medicaid expansion, 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. 

“Maryland Matt Rosendale is so out of touch that he continues to shamelessly push predatory insurance plans in the middle of a pandemic,” said MDP Communications Director Nathan Stein. “Montanans won’t let him off the hook.”


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