Senator McSally Lies About Her Support For Protecting Arizonans With Pre-Existing Conditions
March 28, 2019
As the Trump administration tries to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which ensures protections for as many as 2,794,358 Arizonans with pre-existing conditions, Senator McSally is lying to her constituents about her support for these vital protections.
After the Trump administration announced its support for a lawsuit to overturn the ACA, McSally said she would protect pre-existing conditions.
KJZZ 91.5: “The Trump administration announced Tuesday it supports a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. ‘We must protect preexisting conditions,’ said Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, after the announcement.”
But her record tells a different story: McSally voted to repeal the ACA, including its pre-existing condition protections.
Politifact: “Has McSally, an Air Force veteran, led the fight to ‘force insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions’? That’s not what her voting record shows. McSally in 2015 voted for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. In 2017, she voted for a repeal and replace bill that health care law experts say undermined the Affordable Care Act. It is the Affordable Care Act that forces insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.”