Dean Heller has ANOTHER Horrible Health Care Week

Dean Heller has had another horrible week. After a summer of flip flops and broken promises on health care, his latest attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, is intensely unpopular with an approval rating of only 24 percent and numerous major patient and medical groups opposing it. Heller’s own Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval, also joined a group of governors opposing the bill earlier this week saying “flexibility with reduced funding is a false choice.” Sandoval’s desertion came after Heller told Nevadans he’d only support a healthcare bill Sandoval got behind. Then, just today, Arizona Senator John McCain, whose support was vitalcame out against the bill and argued for bipartisan solutions.

“It’s hard to find anyone who likes Dean Heller’s horrendous last ditch effort to take away health […]

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American Bridge Releases New Ad Highlighting Heller’s Broken Promise to Get Gov. Sandoval’s Support for Health Care Bills

American Bridge today released a new Facebook ad highlighting Dean Heller’s latest broken promise to only back health care legislation supported by Republican governors in Medicaid expansion states– like his own governor, Brian Sandoval.

In June, at a joint press conference with Governor Sandoval, Dean Heller said: “If you want my support on this legislation on health care that fixes the state of Nevada that supports these people that are on expanded Medicaid, you’ve got to make sure that the Republican Governors that have expanded this Medicaid sign off on it.”

But when Heller introduced a new disastrous health care bill last week, he couldn’t answer questions about whether Sandoval supported it, and this week, Sandoval came out against Heller’s latest legislation, sending a letter to Senate leaders asking them not to consider the bill.


Watch the ad here

“Dean Heller outright lied to Nevadans when he […]

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FLASHBACK: Earlier this Year, Graham, Cassidy, Heller Said CBO Scores Vital to Vetting Health Care Bills

This week, Senate Republicans once against exposed their partisan hypocrisy by recklessly dismissing the need for a full CBO score of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care bill before voting on it, even though–as recently as this summer–Senators Dean Heller, Lindsay Graham, Bill Cassidy, and many others said they needed a CBO score to evaluate health care bills.

Without a CBO score, basic information such as how many people will lose coverage, how much premiums will increase, and how much more care for common pre-existing conditions will increase will not be known. The Senate GOP’s game plan is to keep Americans in the dark — because they know the more the American people learn about their latest Trumpcare plan, the more they hate it.

“The same senators trying to ram this latest disastrous Trumpcare bill though Congress were — just months ago — eloquently explaining why a comprehensive analysis by the Congressional Budget Office […]

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Republican Governors Reject Graham-Cassidy-Heller — Even Heller’s Own Governor

Following the call to reject the disastrous Graham-Cassidy-Heller healthcare plan by a growing bipartisan group of governors — including Sen. Dean Heller’s own governor — American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Governors from both sides of the aisle recognize that their states would be decimated by Graham-Cassidy-Heller — ending Medicaid as we know it, stripping 32 million Americans off of their health care, and gutting protections for pre-existing conditions. Look no further than Nevada, where Sen. Dean Heller can’t even persuade his own state’s governor, Brian Sandoval, to go along with his horrific scheme. For the sake of their constituents’ health and their own political survival, Senate Republicans should abandon this partisan repeal effort and focus on bipartisan solutions that put Americans first.”

In a June joint press conference with Governor Sandoval, Heller said that he’d only support legislation that Republican governors like Sandoval supported, promising, […]

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New American Bridge Video Holds Heller Accountable for Hypocrisy, Broken Promises

American Bridge today released a video holding Dean Heller accountable for his hypocrisy and broken promises to Nevadans on healthcare.

The video shows Heller at a June press conference promising to protect Medicaid and to only back legislation that governors support –and breaking both those promises to Nevadans. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller health plan, which Heller touted earlier this week, guts Medicaid and hasn’t gotten the support of many governors, even many Republicans including Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval.

“Dean Heller promised Nevadan’s he’d protect their healthcare, but now, terrified that his summer of flip flopping will cost him his re-election, he’s playing to the extreme right-wing of his party and pushing a bill that rips coverage away from hundreds of thousands of Nevadans,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “It’s clear Dean Heller’s only real conviction is that he wants to save his own political hide. He’s broken his promises to Nevadans […]

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American Bridge Response to Graham-Cassidy-Heller Bill Presser

Republicans just can’t stop trying to gut Americans’ health care. Today, in a press conference announcing the Graham-Cassidy-Heller ACA repeal bill, which would take away health care from millions of Americans, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), Dean Heller (NV),  Ron Johnson (WI), and Former Senator Rick Santorum (PA) touted the plan.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler offered the following response:

“Republicans like Dean Heller and Donald Trump are dead set on destroying health care in America and the proposal they unveiled today is just the latest example. They want to strip millions of Americans of their insurance, make health care more expensive, and end Medicaid as we know it – and the Graham-Cassidy-Heller scheme is the worst one yet. No matter how they try to spin it, there’s no denying the truth: Republicans are playing politics instead of helping the people they represent for partisan political gain. The American people will hold them accountable.”
Graham-Cassidy-Heller would have disastrous consequences for American […]

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TIMELINE: Dean Heller’s Toxic Partisan Pandering on Healthcare

For the last seven years, Sen. Dean Heller has supported repealing the Affordable Care Act and voted at least 20 times to do so. But now that Republicans have control of Congress and the White House, Dean Heller wakes up every day trying to pander to a different side. He’s twisting himself in knots trying to please all sides of the healthcare debate. But he cannot hide his real record of consistently fighting against Nevadans’ healthcare.

Timeline of Dean Heller’s Healthcare Pandering

January 2011 – January 2017: Heller voted 20 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
March 2017: Heller opposed ACA repeal and promised to protect Medicaid expansion.
April 2017: Heller said he will do everything he can to “get to a yes” on ACA repeal bill.
May 2017: Heller announced opposition to the House version of ACA repeal, and again promised to protect Medicaid expansion.
June 6, 2017: Heller confirmed that he supports a seven-year phase out that would […]

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American Bridge Statement & New Ad on Dean Heller’s Never-Ending ACA Repeal Fight

“Today, Dean Heller yet again broke his promise to protect Nevadans’ health care by pushing his disastrous plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act  — all to score partisan points. By signing his name to this latest legislation — which independent studies say would end Medicaid expansion, kick over 200,000 Nevadans off their health care and raise costs for millions more — Dean Heller is sealing his political fate. Count on Nevadans to hold Heller accountable at the ballot box next November for fighting to undermine their health care,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

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Graham-Cassidy-Heller Plan Would Decimate Health Care for Millions

“Senate Republicans and Donald Trump are at it again — plotting behind closed doors to strip healthcare from millions of Americans. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller plan would end Medicaid expansion and cut traditional Medicaid, breaking their promises to the American people. If Republicans are hellbent on moving this disastrous plan forward, the American people will hold them accountable,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp

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The Hill: McCain backs Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal effort
By Peter Sullivan – 09/06/17

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he supports a newer version of an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, throwing some support behind the last-ditch effort.
Asked if he thinks the bill has legs before Sept. 30, McCain said, “I do.”
“I think he’s getting a number of governors who are supportive of his approach to weigh in,” McCain said of Graham.

The Hill: Conway: Trump would sign Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal […]

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ANALYSIS: Turns Out Graham-Cassidy-Heller is the Worst Health Care Plan of All

Graham-Cassidy-Heller would cause “immediate, disproportionate harm”
and “radically restructure and deeply cut Medicaid.”
– Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Analysis

Dean Heller’s favorite health care plan, Graham-Cassidy-Heller, would decimate health care for hundreds of thousands of Nevadans and break every promise he made to his constituents about protecting their health care.

Heller endorsed Graham-Cassidy, calling it “the best way to go” and pushing it at the White House with Donald Trump.

Heller’s office told the Nevada Independent that “that the proposal would result in Nevada receiving more funding for Medicaid than it currently does under the Affordable Care Act.”

Today the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a new study about Graham-Cassidy-Heller, exposing just how devastating Heller’s plan would be for Nevada:

“The plan would eliminate the ACA’s marketplace subsidies and enhanced matching rate for the Medicaid expansion, replacing them with an inadequate block grant whose […]

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