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COSEN GOP Frontrunner Latest To Push ACA Repeal

Hanks is the latest 2022 Republican U.S. Senate candidate to state his support for repealing the health care law and letting insurance companies charge higher premiums to older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions

According to a new report from the Colorado Times RecorderColorado’s Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Ron Hanks is the latest 2022 Republican U.S. Senate candidate to state his support for eliminating the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

At a recent event, Hanks — who has railed against the ACA for years — confirmed he would be a vote to help Republicans repeal the health care law, freeing up health insurance companies to deny coverage to or jack up premiums on people with pre-existing conditions. 

In his remarks, Hanks — a Big Lie proponent, Jan. 6 attendee, and climate change-denier, who has threatened to “lock [..] up” Mitch McConnell and other critics of the violent Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack — complained that Republicans “could have [gotten rid of Obamacare] a long time ago” if it wasn’t for the Party’s failed leadership.

Hanks isn’t the only 2022 Republican who’s rallying Republicans to repeal the ACA after the 2022 midterms. Back in March, Wisconsin U.S Sen. Ron Johnson was widely criticized after he said the quiet part out loud, and urged Republicans to have a plan to repeal the health care law. And Republican Senate candidates running in Georgia have likewise stated their support for repealing the ACA.

Read the full report from the Colorado Times Recorder here

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