BLOG / July 16, 2020

McSally is Lying. Again.

By Emily Kirkland

A recent fact check piece in the Washington Post called out a trio of Republican senators for lying about their records on pre-existing conditions.

Does it surprise anyone that Martha McSally was on the list?

In 2015, Martha McSally voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In 2017, she voted to replace the ACA with the Affordable Health Care Act, the Republican replacement for the ACA, which would have allowed insurers to charge people with pre-existing conditions more in premiums. She even stood up during a closed door Senate meeting and urged her colleagues to “get this f*cking thing done.”

She spent the last three years lying about that vote. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

Today, the Affordable Care Act is under siege from a lawsuit filed by a group of state attorneys general, with the support of the Trump administration. They argue that the law is unconstitutional. The lawsuit is currently in front of the Supreme Court. If the court strikes down the entire law, as the Trump administration has requested, millions of people could lose their insurance.

McSally has consistently refused to comment on the lawsuit, let alone condemn it.

So when McSally says that she will “always protect people with pre-existing conditions?”

Yeah, that’s a lie.


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