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September 21, 2018 / Press Release

Missourians Protest Josh Hawley, Trump Administration Over Lawsuit to Gut Health Insurance Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Missourians gathered outside of Josh Hawley's rally with President Trump in Springfield to protest Hawley's lawsuit that would end health insurance protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Protestors demanded that Hawley explain why he is so determined to make it harder for nearly the 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions to access health care. The Trump Administration is backing Hawley's lawsuit, which would also take away important prescription drug coverage for seniors through Medicare.

September 20, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Fact Check MOSTLY FALSE: “Hawley’s claim of lost health care plans has it upside down”

On the heels of Claire McCaskill receiving the first "true" fact check from Politifact Missouri since 2017 for her claim that Hawley's lawsuit would take away all of the consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act and important prescription drug coverage for seniors, a new fact check from Politifact Missouri finds that Hawley continues to mislead Missouri voters on their top issue -- health care. The analysis rates Hawley's claims on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) "mostly false," noting that the law did not cause millions of Americans to lose their health care plans. Instead, nearly 20 million more Americans gained health insurance once the main provisions of the ACA took effect.

September 20, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Politico: “Republicans ‘duck and cover’ on pre-existing conditions”

According to a new report from Politico, Republicans -- including Josh Hawley -- are trying to "duck and cover" as they come under fire from voters for "threatening to take away sick people's health care." Hawley filed a lawsuit that would end insurance protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and Politico writes that Hawley is facing "an especially difficult tightrope walk" in trying to claim that he supports these protections while actively trying to take them away. Polls have consistently found that health care is Missouri voters' top concern, and Politico notes that 75 percent of all voters say it's "very important" to keep insurance protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions.

September 19, 2018 / Press Release

ONE YEAR AGO: National Conservatives to Hawley Challenger: Treat Hawley with Kid Gloves

A year ago today, Mizzou economics professor Aaron Hedlund was considering a bid for Senate -- but national conservative Super PAC Club for Growth warned him to “treat Hawley with kid gloves” if Hedlund entered the race. A consultant who attended Hedlund's Club for Growth meeting said the message was “please don’t attack Hawley for being a hypocrite politically.”

September 19, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Charlie Brennan on KMOX: “[Claire] Seems to be Very Real and I Can’t Quite Say the Same Thing About Josh Hawley”

On KMOX's Total Information AM, Charlie Brennan observed that Senator Claire McCaskill is "very real" while he "can't quite say the same thing about Josh Hawley. He seems a little fabricated." St. Louis conservative radio host Mark Reardon agreed, adding that Hawley has a problem with many Trump voters who "don't like [Hawley's] ladder-climbing at all."

September 18, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Hypocritical Hawley Spends Another Work Day in California

Today, Josh Hawley is skipping out on yet another work day at Missouri taxpayers' expense to hob-knob with elite donors in Menlo Park, California. While Hawley has repeatedly tried to paint himself as tough on big tech companies, he is spending the day asking for money from donors hosted by major Silicon Valley investor Joe Malchow.

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