May 15, 2020 Press Releases

Mark Kelly: Washington failing Arizonans on health care when it’s needed most

Today, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly 27 million Americans could become newly uninsured after losing their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the administration has refused to re-open health care exchanges and tripled down on their lawsuit that would eliminate health care reform, including the expansion of Medicaid and protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

“We should be expanding access to health care coverage during this public health crisis, not adding more barriers that keep Arizonans from being healthy and safe,” said Mark Kelly. “Washington is failing Arizonans right now–making it harder not easier to get access to affordable health care when it is needed the most.”

Kelly has echoed Governor Ducey’s call to reopen the federal health care exchange so that newly-unemployed Arizonans and those without coverage can get health insurance quickly with less red tape and paperwork.