Heller Hiding Again on Trump’s Plan to Invalidate ACA Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Las Vegas Sun: “Heller spokeswoman Megan Taylor did not comment about Heller’s lack of support for the resolution authorizing Senate counsel to defend the ACA in court”

The Hill: “Megan Taylor, a spokeswoman for Heller… did not respond when directly asked whether Heller disagrees with the administration’s argument”

Sen. Dean Heller is continuing to cower in silence while the Trump Administration refuses to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a pending federal lawsuit - putting coverage protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions at risk of being gutted.

In June, Dean Heller refused to say whether he disagreed with the Trump Administration’s legal argument that these protections are “unconstitutional.”

In July, Dean Heller joined Republicans in refusing to sign on to a Senate resolution to join in the lawsuit and defend the constitutionality of these consumer protections.

It’s now August, and Dean Heller is still silent on this issue. He’s also working “to this day” to pass radical ACA repeal legislation that would weaken coverage protections for pre-existing conditions.

Rosen for Nevada Spokesperson Molly Forgey released the follow statement:

“Sen. Heller continues to show Nevadans that he doesn’t have the spine to stand up to the Trump Administration to fight for their access to lifesaving health care and defend these critical protections for pre-existing conditions. While Sen. Heller works with the Trump Administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and put these protections at risk, Jacky Rosen is leading the fight in Congress to protect our care.”

Las Vegas Sun: Rosen meets patients with pre-existing conditions as GOP seeks to gut Obamacare

As Republicans in D.C. continue to look for ways to deliver on a long-held promise to repeal the ACA, the Trump administration is declining to defend key provisions of the law, including protections for pre-existing conditions.

Rosen… joined fellow Democrats in introducing a resolution in the House, with a companion resolution in the Senate, authorizing each chamber’s counsel to defend the ACA in court.

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Heller spokeswoman Megan Taylor did not comment about Heller’s lack of support for the resolution authorizing Senate counsel to defend the ACA in court.