Flashback Friday: Heller’s Broken Health Care Promise Still Haunts His Campaign

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.”


CNN: Nevada’s Heller dogged by summer of reversals on health care

TPM: After Medicaid Dance This Summer, Heller Backs New Bill That Would Gut Medicaid

PolitiFact: Graham-Cassidy, the GOP alternative to Obamacare, weakens protections for pre-existing conditions

The Nevada Independent: Nevada could lose $250 million under Graham-Cassidy-Heller proposal, new report says

The Nevada Independent: Sandoval doubles down on criticism of Heller-sponsored measure; state analysis highlights up to $2 billion loss

Las Vegas Sun: Editorial: Heller turned against Nevadans by backing Senate’s health bill

The Hill: Nevada GOP gov rips ObamaCare repeal bill: Flexibility it promises ‘a false choice’

Vox: I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.

Slate: Republicans Are Taking One Last Shot at Repealing Obamacare, and It’s Their Most Extreme Bill Yet

MSNBC: Nevada’s Dean Heller is at war with himself over health care


Reno Gazette-Journal: Sandoval urges against ‘skinny repeal,’ calls for bipartisan health care reform

Reno Gazette-Journal: After weeks of waffling, Heller votes ‘yes’ on failed ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare

The Nevada Independent: Despite Heller’s support, Senate rejects ‘skinny repeal’ of Affordable Care Act in high-theater vote

KLAS Las Vegas: Sen. Dean Heller votes for ‘Skinny’ repeal, bill fails

The Nevada Independent: Heller’s long and winding road to supporting ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare

HuffPost: What The Hell Was Dean Heller Thinking?

New York Magazine: Heller’s Hamlet Act on Health Care Bombing Back Home

Business Insider: The most vulnerable GOP senator has had the wildest ride in the saga to repeal Obamacare

New York Times: The “Skinny” Repeal Republicans Hope to
Pass Would Leave Huge Numbers Uninsured

The Hill: CBO: 16 million more uninsured under GOP ‘skinny’ repeal

Vox: GOP promised lower premiums, more competition. Skinny repeal delivers the opposite.