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SHOT/CHASER: Senator Cory Gardner Says He’s Totally About Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions Except for All Those Times He Voted To Gut Them

By August 27, 2019No Comments

SHOT: Cory Gardner Claimed In A Recent Interview That He’s In Favor Of Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions. “But what we can agree on is making sure people with pre-existing conditions have coverage, required coverage,” said Gardner on air. “That’s we are about. That’s what we’ll fight for and continue to succeed with. “We know that we can come together with better plan, a better policy, a better idea that works, that covers people with pre-existing conditions.” [Colorado Times Recorder, 8/26/19]

CHASER: Cory Gardner Voted For Every Health Care Repeal Effort During His Time In Congress That Gutted Protections For Millions Of Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions And Refuses To Condemn The Texas Lawsuit That Would Do The Same. 

  • 2011: Gardner Voted For A Total Repeal Of The ACA. Gardner voted for The “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act” would have repealed all of the Affordable Care Act. [HR 2, Roll Call Vote #14, 1/19/11
  • 2011: Gardner Voted To Repeal And Defund The ACA. Gardner voted for the fiscal 2012 budget that would have repealed and defunded the Affordable Care Act. [HCR 34, Roll Call Vote #277, 4/15/11
  • 2013: Gardner Voted For A Total Repeal Of The ACA. Gardner voted for HR 45, an act “to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.” [HR 45, Roll Call Vote #154, 5/16/13
  • 2015:  Gardner Voted To Repeal Most Of The ACA. Gardner voted for legislation that gutted the Affordable Care Act by eliminating the insurance exchanges and subsidies, and repealing the Medicaid expansion accepted by 30 states, including Colorado.  [HR 3762, Roll Call Vote #114, 12/3/15
  • 2017: Gardner Voted For The Senate “Repeal And Delay” Plan. Gardner voted for Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Act was a Republican effort to repeal the ACA without a replacement.  Known as “repeal and delay,” the bill repealed major sections of the ACA, including the Medicaid expansion and premium tax credits, in 2020.  [HR 1628, Roll Call Vote #169, 7/26/17
  • 2017: Gardner Voted For The Better Care Reconciliation Act. Gardner voted for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which repealed and replaced the ACA.  [HR 1628, Roll Call Vote #168, 7/25/17

When Asked About The Texas Lawsuit To Repeal The ACA, Gardner Refused To Condemn It: “What I Hope Succeeds Is This Place Getting Together To Find A Way To Drive Down Healthcare Costs.” [@PeterSullivan4, 12/18/18]