Today marks three years since Senate Republicans failed by one vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act–an endeavor that continues today even as the U.S. suffers an ongoing global health crisis. Donald Trump and Republicans have worked for years to end the health care law–legislatively and through the courts–which could result in hundreds of thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans losing their coverage. Despite working for years on this dangerous agenda, Republicans still have yet to come up with a real replacement plan.
And now, as our country is suffering from a pandemic made worse by Trump’s ineffective leadership, Republicans are still at it with Trump vowing to “terminate health care.” If not for the work of Nevada Democrats during the 2019 legislative session to increase access to affordable care by ending surprise billing and making permanent protections for pre-existing conditions, these threats to end the ACA would be much more harmful to Nevada families.
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement:
“Health care remains a key issue to Nevadans when it comes to deciding on their elected leaders. That’s why voters rejected Donald Trump in 2016 and Dean Heller in 2018. Yet, nothing has changed in these last three years since Republicans failed to repeal the ACA. They’ve invoked every option possible to take care away from families and to allow insurers to deny coverage due to a pre-existing condition. Even as Nevada remains one of the hardest hit states by this virus–both economically and in cases–Trump and Republicans remain relentless in their attempts to dismantle a law that has protected so many. Nevadans won’t forget who had their back when it came to protecting their care.”