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Friday, Dec. 20, 2019
Contact: Nick Lockridge; 406-546-8211, [email protected]
Tim Fox and the GOP Celebrate the Chance to Take Healthcare Away from Montanans
HELENA – Earlier this week, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox delighted in the U.S. Court of Appeals decision to strike down a portion of the Affordable Care Act and put in jeopardy the health care coverage of approximately 150,000 Montanans. A Republican candidate for Governor, Fox is willing to recklessly put lives at risk to score political points.
“Tim Fox irresponsibly signed onto this court challenge on behalf of the state. He owes the working families of Montana an explanation for why he wants to throw more than one hundred thousand Montanans off their health care plans,” Montana Democratic Party Chair Robyn Driscoll said. “This attitude of politics first and Montanans last by Tim Fox, Steve Daines, Greg Gianforte, and Matt Rosendale has to stop. Real lives are at stake.”
Republicans have been going after the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2010 with no regard for how their actions will harm people with pre-existing conditions, or families that qualify for Medicaid, or the no-charge preventive care for Americans on Medicare, or young adults’ ability to stay on their parents’ insurance plans.
Fox is not the only GOP candidate who has taken shots at Montanans’ healthcare. Gubernatorial challenger Greg Gianforte and fellow D.C. swamp insider Steve Daines have voted to strip important provisions of the ACA since both took office. State senator Al Olszewski, also running for Governor, current state Auditor Matt Rosendale, running for the U.S. House, and former speaker Austin Knudsen, running for Attorney General, all voted against Medicaid expansion in Montana during their time in the state Legislature.
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