A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 25 percent of Nevadans under the age of 65 have a pre-existing condition and could lose their coverage protections if the Trump Administration gets its way in court or Sen. Dean Heller passes his radical plan that would weaken protections for pre-existing conditions. Instead of fighting for the thousands of Nevadans who rely on these protections, Heller is working to this day to pass his health care bill and has declined to say whether or not he disagreed with the Trump Administration’s argument that the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions are unconstitutional.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:
“Time and time again, Sen. Heller has shown Nevadans with a pre-existing condition that he can’t be trusted to put partisan politics aside and protect their health care. One out of every four Nevadans under 65 has a pre-existing condition, so this is an issue that touches families across this state. Instead of abandoning his radical bill or speaking out against the Trump Administration’s disgraceful attacks on our health care system, he is sticking to Republican talking points and throwing hardworking Nevadans under the bus.”