FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 15th, 2019
Senator Cramer Hopes the Affordable Care Act Lawsuit Succeeds
(BISMARCK, ND) – Yesterday, Senator Kevin Cramer was asked by Politico how he feels about the ACA lawsuit that was heard last week in New Orleans. “Do I hope the lawsuit succeeds? I do. What I wish is we had some idea where we are going if it does succeed, as it looks more and more like it might.” This insensitive comment shows he has no regard for the 316,000 North Dakotans living with pre-existing conditions, and cannot tell them what would happen to their care if the ACA is ruled unconstitutional.
The comment is made even more ironic since just four days prior Senator Cramer spoke at a luncheon for a group called “good days” a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness for chronic and preventable diseases. Their president Clorinda Walley states “None of us wants to get sick and no one should go without treatment that can prevent, delay or cure a life-altering disease.” This quote echos what most who support the ACA say. At this luncheon, Senator Cramer stated “Chronic Disease Day presents an opportunity for Congress to reflect on what we can do to improve health and wellness, and support those impacted by chronic diseases.” It almost sounds like he agrees those living with chronic disease need healthcare, imagine that.
“Senator Cramer’s comments prove he is out of touch with reality,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. “North Dakotans expected better from Senator Cramer, they deserve better.”