The Dem-NPL candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives calls out “reckless” Republican plan to strip away protections and end Medicaid expansion
(FARGO, ND) — North Dakota Democratic-NPL nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives Mac Schneider hit back at ND GOP officials after a joint press conference this morning where the party doubled down on their support for a lawsuit that seeks to undo protections for North Dakotans with pre-existing conditions and the state’s bipartisan decision to expand Medicaid.
On KFGO, Schneider explained how a Texas lawsuit, backed by his opponent Kelly Armstrong, stands to harm North Dakotans by stripping away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, ending the state’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion, and taking away the option for young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26.
Mac Schneider, former North Dakota Senate Minority Leader and candidate for Congress, reacts to ND Republican Party efforts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its protections. Specifically, he calls the lawsuit that the state of North Dakota has joined, thanks to Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and party loyalists, to overturn the ACA “reckless.” Not only is it a threat to pre-existing conditions protections, Schneider explains, but the ” lawsuit is a threat to those individuals who get coverage through Medicaid, through the exchanges, and on their parents’ insurance.”
Schneider calls out congressional Republicans for not offering an alternative plan or one to fix the current health care model. “There is no plan for what comes next,” he says. “If there were a workable plan to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, the majority party in Congress would have passed it by now.”