Dean Heller’s word is worth nothing, according to Nevadans in new ad on health care
Nevada Congresswoman Jacky Rosen’s campaign for U.S. Senate launched a new 30-second television ad this week featuring Nevadans criticizing Sen. Dean Heller for breaking his promise to protect Nevadans’ health care and lying about his support for pre-existing conditions protections. “One in Four” highlights how roughly one in four Nevadans have a pre-existing medical condition, and reminds voters that Heller has supported the Republican health care plan and voted to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions.
“Nevadans can’t trust a word that comes out of Dean Heller’s mouth because his word is worth zero,” said Rosen for Nevada campaign manager Danny Kazin. “Senator Heller promised he’d protect Nevadans’ health care, but he has spinelessly caved to special interests and Republican leaders in Washington and is now lying about his record on pre-existing conditions. While Jacky Rosen is leading the charge in Congress to safeguard Nevadans with pre-existing conditions and fight back against the Republican lawsuit that would overturn these coverage protections, Nevadans will remember Senator Heller’s betrayals on health care when they head to the ballot box.”
Heller’s vote to proceed with the House GOP’s health care plan last year was a blatant broken promise and a deciding vote to advance a plan that would gut pre-existing conditions protections. Then he used that vote to introduce his own repeal plan that would have eliminated the current federal guarantee of protections for pre-existing conditions. Heller also voted in 2011 to fully repeal the ACA - with no exception for the law’s pre-existing conditions protections.