October 10, 2018/Press Release

The Senate is Voting on Junk Insurance Plans. Which Way Would Hawley Vote?

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Today, the U.S. Senate is planning to vote on a resolution that would overturn the Administration’s decision to expand short term, junk health insurance plans. These plans cover fewer services and bypass rules that prevent insurers from refusing to cover those with pre-existing conditions and charging higher prices to women and older people.

Josh Hawley has repeatedly refused to tell Missourians how he would vote in the Senate, and has yet to say how he would vote on this resolution. Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch asked Hawley for his position on ten consequential Senate votes that have taken place during his tenure as Attorney General. Hawley refused to say how he would have voted on a single one.

“Health care is Missourians’ top priority — why won’t Josh Hawley tell them how he would vote on these junk plan that would not cover some of their most essential needs? As Hawley continues to side with insurance companies and promote plans that put patients at risk, millions of concerned Missourians are waiting for an answer.”

Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren