Today oral arguments begin in a Republican-led challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The case, Texas v. Azar, could decide the future of protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and make it more difficult for Americans to access health care plans in an open market. The case is being heard in Federal District Court in Texas. Republican candidates in Nevada’s two most competitive House races, Danny Tarkanian (NV-03), and Cresent Hardy (NV-04) have long record supporting the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Danny Tarkanian’s Record on Health Care
- Tarkanian promised to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety.
- Tarkanian said that minimum health care standards for insurance should be eliminated.
- Tarkanian supported Washington Republicans’ plans to impose an age tax on seniors.
Cresent Hardy’s Record on Health Care
- Hardy voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
- Hardy opposes any kind of health care protections for consumers.
- Hardy supports privatizing Medicare and Social Security.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Michael Soneff released the following statement:
“Cresent Hardy and Danny Tarkanian believe that Nevadans with pre-existing conditions should not have protection against discrimination. While the health care of hundreds of thousands of Nevadans with pre-existing conditions hangs in the balance, Hardy and Tarkanian are standing with special interests and corporations instead. Hardy and Tarkanian are badly out of step with the majority of Nevadans who believe that everyone should have access to care.”