Rosendale’s Party Boss on Plan That Would Gut Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions: “If we had the votes…we’d do it.”


Helena – After fundraising with East Coast developer Matt Rosendale yesterday, Mitch McConnell reaffirmed that his efforts to strip away protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions would continue after the midterms if folks like Rosendale won.

McConnell said he was disappointed his party had failed to repeal the current health care law and that if they “had the votes” to pass a new repeal bill, they would.

No wonder he’s eager to throw money at Rosendale’s campaign: Rosendale supports fully repealing the current health care system, which would end protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Rosendale has tried to rewrite his history, claiming just this morning in an interview in Washington that he’s “worked very hard” to protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions.

That is a highly misleading claim at best, since repealing our health care plan, like Rosendale wants to, would strip protections for the 152,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions.

And let’s be clear on his record: Rosendale hasn’t protected Montanans with pre-existing conditions.

As insurance commissioner, Rosendale brought back a previously banned health care program that isn’t required to cover pre-existing conditions.

He pushed to expand short-term plans, which also aren’t required to cover pre-existing conditions, after short-term insurance executives donated more than $16,000 to his campaign and he cut himself a check with it.

And he has refused to say whether or not he supports the lawsuit that would gut protections for pre-existing conditions.

Rosendale’s record and his full-throated support for completely repealing our health care system show he’s nothing but a threat to Montanans with pre-existing conditions.


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