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REALITY CHECK on Today’s Heller/Sandoval Press Conference

  1. Dean Heller has already admitted he supports ending federal funding for Medicaid Expansion, which covers 200,000 Nevadans.

  1. GOP leadership already blew Dean Heller’s cover.

Dean Heller admitted behind closed doors that he will “do everything I can to get to a yes” on repealing health care, and his support for rolling back Medicaid expansion had him well on his way to “yes.” Even if Heller doesn’t care that this is terrible policy for Nevadans, Senate Republican leadership understands that this bill is political suicide, and so they want to LET him vote against it. Don’t be fooled by Heller’s song and dance today — he’s just following another marching order from Mitch McConnell and Washington Republicans.

  1. Dean Heller has voted at least 20 times to take away or undermine Nevadans’ health care.

HR 2, Vote 14, 1/19/11; HR 1, Vote 97, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote 98,2/18/11; HR 1, Vote 99, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote 100, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote 110, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote 121, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote 138, 2/19/11; HR 1, Vote 141, 2/19/11; HR 1, Vote 147, 2/19/11; HR 1217, Vote 264,4/13/11; HConRes 35, Vote 270, 4/14/11; HR 1213, Vote 285, 5/3/11; HR 1214, Vote 290, 5/4/11; S.Amdt. 30 to S.Amdt. 26 to H.R. 933, Vote 34, 3/13/13; S.Amdt.202 to S.Con.Res.8, Vote 51, 3/22/13; S.Amdt. 1114 to H.R. 2, Vote 137, 4/14/15; S.Amdt.2328 to S.Amdt.2327 to S.Amdt.2266 to HR 22, Vote 253, 7/26/15; H.R. 3762, Vote 329, 12/3/15; S.Con.Res. 3, Vote 26, 1/12/17.

  1. In 2015, Heller voted for more than $1.3 TRILLION in Medicaid cuts – even bigger than what it’s in the AHCA. This is about politics, plain and simple.