August 24, 2017
Shot: Heller claimed yesterday, “It was because of me and my efforts that we were able to protect low-income families in this state with the Medicaid expansion.”
Chaser: Heller currently co-sponsors a GOP health care proposal that would “deeply cut Medicaid,” increase out-of-pocket costs, weaken protections for pre-existing conditions and lead to massive coverage loss, according to a new study released today.
“Nice try, Dishonest Dean,” says EMILYs List Executive Director Emily Cain. “Nevada voters are sick and tired of Senator Heller’s sad attempts to deceive them, and they’re going to replace him by electing a true champion in Jacky Rosen next year.”
Read the full Center on Budget and Policy Priorities study on the Heller-Cassidy-Graham Plan: https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/cassidy-graham-would-deeply-cut-and-drastically-redistribute-health-coverage-funding
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