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In RGJ Ed Board, Heck Attempts to Hide His Record of Working to Take Away Nevadans’ Health Care

In Congress, Heck introduced legislation to “fully repeal the unsustainable ACA,” and voted 37 times to eliminate the Affordable Care Act

Las Vegas, NV – Yesterday Congressman Joe Heck met with the Reno Gazette Journal’s Editorial Board, where, in addition to reminding Nevadans of his loyalty to his climate-change denying benefactors, the Koch brothers, he tried to hide his record of working to take away health insurance from thousands of Nevadans. Just 5 months ago, Congressman Heck was touting that he “introduced and cosponsored legislation…to fully repeal the unsustainable ACA,” a perfect complement to his 37 votes to repeal the law. Yet today, Heck made a blatant attempt to muddy the waters saying that he doesn’t think a full repeal is possible. Say what?

“As he’s shown us throughout this entire campaign, Joe Heck has perfected the art of speaking out of both sides of his mouth and trying to have it both ways,” said Mairead Lynn, spokesperson for the Nevada Democratic Party. “But for Joe Heck, the votes don’t lie. He voted 37 times with his Party to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and introduced legislation that would fully repeal the law. Repealing the Affordable Care Act would mean insurance companies could deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions, women would lose access to preventative screenings, and almost 300,000 Nevadans would be stranded without health insurance. This is just another example of how wrong Joe Heck is for Nevada.”