365 days ago, Heller was voting for ACA repeal and signing on to the most radical Republican health care plan yet. He still hasn’t recovered.
The biggest broken promise in Nevada’s modern political history is still haunting Sen. Dean Heller’s struggling re-election campaign. After standing next to Gov. Brian Sandoval and vowing to protect Nevadans’ health care, Heller caved to pressure from President Trump and flipped.
One year ago today, Heller voted for an ill-conceived GOP scheme to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and spike insurance premiums and added his support to another failed radical plan that would do even more harm to hardworking Nevada families.
Nevada Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen released the following statement:
“No issue touches people’s lives in a more personal way than health care, and Sen. Heller’s continued support for these reckless repeal plans is a disappointing reminder that he can’t be trusted to keep his promises to protect our health care. Being in elected office is a serious responsibility, and Nevadans are tired of partisan political games on health care. As Nevada’s next Senator, I’ll keep working on smart solutions to improve our health care system and bring down costs—no matter the political pressure.”
HELLER SIGNED ON TO A RADICAL GOP REPEAL PLAN
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HELLER VOTED FOR REPEAL
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