To: Reporters and Editors
From: Andrew Bates, American Bridge 21st Century
Subject: The cold, hard facts about House Republicans and pre-existing conditions
In a desperate move that underscores the challenges they face ahead of Election Day, House Republicans are lying to voters – and to the press – about their record on pre-existing conditions. Period. That is the overwhelming consensus of the American medical community, nonpartisan experts, and even select Republicans.
This Republican strategy insults the American people, the media, and respect for facts in general. Their hope is that if they repeat this lie on the campaign trail enough, they will skirt accountability from those who wish to challenge politicians when they deal in blatant falsehoods. This, however, will fail.
Here is the truth: In May of 2017, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would have gutted the Affordable Care Act’s landmark protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions such as cancer, opioid addiction, heart disease, […]Read more after the jump.