In poll after poll, Missouri voters have cited health care is their number one concern
COLUMBIA, Mo. — With just four days left until voters head to the polls, Missourians couldn’t be more ready to reject Josh Hawley’s frightening record on health care. From choosing to file a lawsuit that would end health insurance protections for nearly 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions to his support for raising the retirement age, Hawley will always side with insurance companies over hardworking Missourians.
“Josh Hawley has used his position as Attorney General to try to end protections for nearly 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions, and he would be a consistent vote to sabotage health care in the Senate. Hawley is clearly willing to do anything to boost his national profile and advance his own political ambitions — even if it means ending health insurance protections for hardworking Missouri families.”
Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren
Here’s a look at Josh Hawley’s record of trying to sabotage Missourians’ health care:
- Josh Hawley decided to join with 19 other Republican attorneys general to file a lawsuit that would end the requirement that health insurance companies cover those with pre-existing conditions.
- Hawley’s lawsuit jeopardizes coverage for nearly 2.5 million Missourians, including over 300,000 children.
- According to Politifact, Hawley’s lawsuit would also remove important prescription drug coverage for seniors through Medicare, end protections for Missourians who are on their parents’ health insuranceplans, and take away all of the other consumer protections under the ACA.
- Hawley’s lawsuit would also allow insurance companies to charge Seniors more and counter efforts to make prescription drugs more affordable for those on Medicare.
- Despite calls from editorial boards, health care advocates, and local elected officials, Hawley still refuses to withdraw Missouri from the lawsuit.
- Under fire for the lawsuit, Hawley put together a half-hearted proposal he claims would protect those with pre-existing conditions, prompting editorial boards to clarify that Hawley’s plan is “incoherent,” “unworkable,” and “doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously.”
- Meanwhile, Hawley has proven to be an opponent of Missouri Seniors’ access to Medicare, saying that he supports raising the retirement age.