Heller’s Continued Silence on Trump-Backed Lawsuit to End Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions is Deafening

POLITICO: “vulnerable incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) refused to talk about the lawsuit on Thursday” [8/17/18]

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” [8/3/18]

The Hill: “a spokeswoman for Heller… did not respond when directly asked whether Heller disagrees with the administration’s argument” [6/14/18]

For months, Sen. Dean Heller has been hiding from questions about the Republican lawsuit backed by the Trump Administration that would invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and overturn the law’s coverage protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

This week was no exception: POLITICO reported this morning that “vulnerable incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) refused to talk about the lawsuit on Thursday.”

Rosen for Nevada spokesperson Molly Forgey released the following statement:

“Senator Heller helped introduce radical legislation that weakens coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions, he’s consistently refused to stand up against this harmful partisan lawsuit, and he’s declined to sign on to the Senate resolution defending the constitutionality of these consumer protections. Nevadans know Senator Heller doesn’t have the spine to fight for their health care, and his record on this issue proves it. Senator Heller keeps telling Nevadans one thing on health care but then going back to Washington and breaking his promises over and over again. Our state has had enough.”