(BISMARCK, ND) – Kevin Cramer can spout election-year spin all he wants, but the fact is that his votes to repeal the current health care law without a replacement and his support of the ill-advised lawsuit that would eliminate the current law would eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions. It’s that simple.

NDxPlains: They Cannot Run From Their Past Actions Against Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
By Tyler Axness
October 26, 2018

Key Points:

  • Yes, North Dakota politicians are threatening insurance protections for pre-existing condition. Some have made repeated attempts to accomplish this but have failed due to public outrage. Now facing that outrage again during an election and as a Republican lawsuit threatens to strip away protections, they’re trying to convince voters otherwise. Don’t buy it. Six years of action speaks louder than eight months of political speak.
  • The attempts to remove and diminish protections for pre-existing conditions, reverse Medicaid expansion, and whittle away at essential health benefits has been a consistent part of Kevin Cramer’s congressional record. Though he claims the sixty plus times he voted to accomplish that was merely “symbolic” he has made it abundantly clear it is what he believes. Accusing patients with pre-existing conditions of trying to “game” the system coupled with his votes is a clear indicator. No amount of paid political advertisements can change those facts.
  • After failing to successfully throw out those federal protections and change Medicaid into a less effective block-grant program through legislation, Cramer has now fully supported a lawsuit to do just that through the courts. […] If successful, those protections are gone. The lawsuit explicitly says they will be gone just like the repeal bills Cramer supported in Congress. Period.
  • These same politicians can hold rushed press conferences orchestrated by paid political consultants to “set the record straight”all they want. It is not what they say, it is what they have done. The desperate spin in an election year shows they’ll literally say anything. They cannot run from what they’ve done, nor the facts.

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