August 13, 2019 Press Release

3 Key Health Care Questions McSally Still Needs to Answer

3 Key Health Care Questions Martha McSally Still Needs to Answer

Refusing to hold her Big Pharma backers accountable and saying it isn’t her “role” to defend Arizonans’ coverage, McSally is failing Arizonans on health care

PHOENIX — Eight months into her U.S. Senate campaign, unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally still hasn’t provided Arizonans with answers on some of the most pressing health care questions of the day, and her lack of honest leadership is failing Arizonans.

On health care, McSally has a lot to answer for:

1. Republicans’ renewed effort to repeal pre-existing condition coverage protections. Last week, one of McSally’s Republican colleagues announced that if they retain control of the White House and Senate in 2020, they will once more seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans.

McSally ducked questions on this very issue in May. But with McSally running for Senate, and doubling down on her “let’s get this f*****g thing done” record, Arizonans have a right to know:

Would McSally again vote to increase consumer costs and repeal pre-existing condition coverage protections

2. Republicans’ lawsuit to dismantle pre-existing condition coverage protections. McSally has yet to meaningfully weigh in on Republicans’ lawsuit that aims to strike down the Affordable Care Act and dismantle its coverage protections, including the ban on lifetime caps and protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with a pre-existing condition.

In May, McSally said that it isn’t her “role” to oppose the suit.

How can McSally claim to care about pre-existing condition coverage protections while she stands by her party’s lawsuit to end them

3. Tackling spiking prescription drug costs. A recent report found “[d]rug prices in 2019 are surging, with hikes at 5 times inflation.” But after receiving tens of thousands in corporate PAC contributions from drug companies, McSally does not seem eager to do anything meaningful about it.

Why doesn’t McSally support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices?