(BISMARCK, ND) – Congressman Cramer and his crew made a lot of claims at their damage-control press conference yesterday. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, they further proved that Cramer’s health care agenda is simply not for North Dakota. Not only does Cramer want to undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions but, by reiterating his support for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, Cramer is endorsing steep cuts to Medicaid – putting our state’s nursing homes at risk.
It’s all part of Cramer’s disastrous health care agenda that he’s now trying to paper over ahead of Election Day. Check out some of the other false claims Cramer and his cronies made:
CLAIM: Cramer claimed he’s always supported protecting folks with pre-existing conditions and that Graham-Cassidy covered pre-existing conditions.
FACT: PolitiFact: “Under no circumstances do the protections in [Graham-Cassidy] equal the ones Americans have today under the Affordable Care Act. They are less.”
CLAIM: Republicans would protect pre-existing conditions if the ACA was ruled unconstitutional.
FACT: Under both the AHCA and Graham-Cassidy, folks with pre-existing conditions could pay higher premiums than folks without pre-existing conditions.
FACT: Cramer has always wanted to get rid of these protections and sabotage the health care law. As far back as 2013, Cramer was advocating for “dismantl[ing]” the law.
BOTTOM LINE: North Dakotans can’t trust Kevin Cramer with their health care.