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Sen. Dean Heller Doubles Down on Health Repeal, Says It Was a “Missed Opportunity” While GOP Plots To Do It Again

By August 7, 2018No Comments

The last 24 hours in health care politics have been revealing.

First, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), the most vulnerable Republican senator this year, called last year’s failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act a “missed opportunity” and doubled down on his support for health repeal in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

  • Dean Heller: “We made the big mistake of trying to do that first and it was too heavy of a lift.… It was a missed opportunity, without a doubt.”

Second, we learned that Republicans indeed want to try to repeal health care again should they win in the November midterms election.

  • AXIOS: Republicans eye another ACA repeal vote if midterms go their way

Leslie Dach, chair of Protect our Care, commented, “Dean Heller has doubled down on his war on Nevadans’ health care. His dream, and that of his party, of having another chance to gut protections for pre-existing conditions should be every Nevadan’s worst nightmare.”