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STATEMENT: NV Dems Chair Responds to Senator Heller’s Lying on Medicaid Expansion

Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II issued the following statement in response to Republican Senator Dean Heller’s decision to lie and equivocate about his position on drastic Medicaid cuts in the Senate GOP’s health care repeal bill:

“When Senator Heller says he’s concerned about pulling the rug out from under 200,000 Nevadans who have health care through Medicaid expansion, he will have to explain to Nevadans that he’s in fact already repeatedly endorsed ending Medicaid expansion funding as recently as yesterday.

“And when Senator Heller says he has serious concerns about this bill’s impact on Nevadans who depend on Medicaid, how does he explain the fact that he voted for more than $1.3 trillion in Medicaid cuts in 2015?

“Enough with the spineless equivocating, fraudulent press releases and hiding behind other politicians – Dean Heller has already shown he won’t protect Nevadans’ health care, and he owns this toxic and destructive repeal bill.”