McSally At Fault for Health Care Case that Threatens Pre-Existing Conditions
Last night, the Department of Justice took the position in a filing in federal court that the entire health care reform law should be struck down. That would gut protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions, kick young Arizonans off their parents health insurance, allow insurance companies to reimpose lifetime caps on coverage, re-open the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole,” and eliminate the Medicaid expansion that has covered hundreds of thousands of Arizonans under AHCCCS.
It’s no secret that Senator McSally has spent years in Washington following her party’s lead on health care, and this lawsuit was sparked by the tax bill that Senator McSally supported and that repealed a core pillar of the health care reform law.
Mark Kelly released the following statement:
“This decision would mean no more protections for pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps on coverage, and bringing back the Medicare prescription drug donut hole: Arizona families and seniors simply cannot afford that.
“Rather than throwing it all away because that’s what one party wants, we should be looking at the facts and working together to determine what is broken with our health care system and what we can improve to keep costs down. That’s the independent leadership that Arizona deserves.”