McSally’s Choice: Stand With Arizonans — Or Her Insurance Industry Backers
U.S. Senate will vote to halt the expansion of “junk” short-term plans that let insurance companies discriminate against people who have a preexisting condition and deny them coverage
Short-term plans also exempt insurance companies from covering maternity care and prescription drug coverage, among other Essential Health Benefits
- “impose an age tax, charging older Americans much higher premiums”;
- decline to “cover such essential health benefits as emergency room visits,” maternity care, and prescription drugs; and
- “deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions.”
Still, McSally has been broadly consistent in her push for gutting coverage protections and letting insurance companies write their own rules — all while receiving at least $176,000 from health care industry corporate PACs.
As Washington Republicans continue their attacks on the health care system, Arizonans deserve to know whether Martha McSally plans to once again side with her corporate donors and vote to sell out Arizonans’ health care protections.