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The Truth Behind Mike Braun’s Health Care Record

By August 30, 2018No Comments

Tonight in Evansville, President Trump will campaign for Mike Braun, a long-time supporter of the GOP repeal-and-sabotage agenda and a proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Braun is also a supporter of the Trump-GOP lawsuit to eliminate the ACA’s protections for 2.7 million Hoosiers living with pre-existing conditions. Here’s a closer look.

Although Braun Has Claimed To Support Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions, the Truth Is:

  • Braun Supports A Lawsuit That Would Overturn Protections For People With Pre-existing Conditions. “The Republican, [Braun], however, has also endorsed a Republican lawsuit that would rescind the health care law along with that popular provision.” [Politico, 8/13/18]
  • Braun Is Campaigning On The Repeal Of The Affordable Care Act And Its Protections For People With Pre-existing Conditions. On the subject of the ACA, his website reads, “There is no repairing this broken law; the only option is to repeal and replace every word and regulation.” [Braun For Indiana, Accessed 8/14/18]
  • Braun, June 2018: I Will “Fully Repeal” Obamacare. “In the Senate, I will use my business experience and work with President Trump to fully repeal Obamacare and implement free-market solutions that will provide better healthcare for Hoosiers.” [City-County Observer, 7/26/18]
  • May 2018: The Tea Party Has Endorsed Braun, In Part Because He Supports “Repealing Obamacare.” “Our supporters were proud to endorse Mike, because he is a strong supporter of the Penny Plan, term limits, repealing Obamacare.” [Tea Party, 5/9/18]

Why The Truth Matters:

  • 2,745,700 Hoosiers Live With A Pre-Existing Condition. About one in two Hoosiers, 50 percent, lives with a pre-existing condition. [CAP, 4/5/17]
  • 1,382,000 Indiana Women And Girls Have A Pre-Existing Condition. Approximately 1,382,000 women and girls in Indiana live with a pre-existing condition. [CAP & National Partnership For Women and Families, June 2018]
  • 377,100 Indiana Children Already Have A Pre-Existing Condition. Roughly 377,000 Hoosiers below age 18 live with a pre-existing condition. [CAP, 4/5/17]
  • 643,800 Older Hoosiers Live With A Pre-Existing Condition. 643,800 Indiana adults between the ages of 55 and 64 live with at least one pre-existing condition, meaning attacks on these protections significantly threaten Hoosiers approaching Medicare age. [CAP, 4/5/17]