Today American Bridge 21st Century — a Democratic super PAC — released a new “oppo dump” targeting Republican state legislative candidates on health care. The report focuses on their legislative actions, testimony, and positions that harmed public health and access to affordable health care.
“With Trump dead-set on rolling back the Affordable Care Act in the midst of a pandemic, electing state legislators who will stand up for our health care matters now more than ever,” said Katie Parrish, spokesperson at American Bridge 21st Century. “These Republicans have pushed to make health care more expensive and less accessible to everyday Texans, and it’s time to show them the door this November.”
- Matt Shaheen (HD-66) has repeatedly voted against women’s health and put insurance companies’ profits ahead of public health. Shaheen also voted against Medicaid expansion, recently doubling-down on his opposition while knowing it would give over 1 million Texans access to health care during the pandemic.
- Jeff Leach (HD-67) has pushed a dangerous anti-vaccination agenda in the Texas House. Leach also opposed Medicaid expansion and voted to let insurance companies — not doctors or patients — make medical decisions.
- Morgan Meyer (HD-108) has voted against common sense vaccination laws, earning him the endorsement of an anti-vaxx group. Meyer has also opposed nursing home funding and voted twice to block Medicaid expansion.
American Bridge 21st Century’s Oppo Dump is a component of the group’s new state legislative program which aims to help Democrats flip the Texas House through comprehensive candidate research and tracking.