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WOMEN VOTE! Announces $2.6 Million Program in Kansas Senate Race

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2020

WOMEN VOTE! Announces $2.6 Million Program in Kansas Senate Race
Congressman Marshall Puts Money Over Kansans With Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, WOMEN VOTE!, the independent expenditure arm of EMILY’s List, unveiled a $2.6 million program in the dead heat Kansas Senate race between Dr. Barbara Bollier and Republican Congressman Roger Marshall.  The first ad, which begins airing today, focuses on Congressman Marshall’s record of putting campaign cash and his own bottom line over Kansans with pre-existing conditions.

 

Watch the ad here.

“Congressman Marshall took insurance and pharma money, then voted over and over to threaten “Congressman Marshall took insurance and pharma money, then voted over and over to threaten coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and let drug companies charge patients and their families more,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock.  “Barbara Bollier has been a doctor and  dedicated public servant who, as a state senator, stood up for Medicaid expansion, and in the Senate she’ll protect access to quality, affordable health care for Kansans.  We’re proud to stand with her, and we’re ready to continue to hold Congressman Marshall accountable this fall.”
 
BACKGROUND

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“In Kansas Race, GOP Attacks on Bollier Devolve into Absurdity.” 9/8/20 The Star calls Roger Marshall’s attacks against Barbara Bollier ‘absurd’. Kansas City Star: “In Kansas Race, GOP Attacks on Bollier Devolve into Absurdity.”  Marshall's whole campaign is based on trying to turn Barbara Bollier, who is barely a Democrat at all, into the Angela Davis of Johnson County. Which is not just cynical, but absurd. [Kansas City Star, 9/8/20]
Roger Marshall Accepted Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars from Insurance and Pharmaceutical Industries  
Source:  Center for Responsive Politics, Accessed September 11, 2020
Big insurance and big pharma are funding his lies.

Over His Career, Roger Marshall Has Accepted $139,340 From The Insurance Industry. [Center for Responsive Politics, accessed 9/11/20

Over His Career, Roger Marshall Has Accepted $658,830 From The Health Sector. [Center for Responsive Politics, accessed 9/11/20

Over His Career, Roger Marshall Has Accepted $676,397 From The Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Sector. [Center for Responsive Politics, accessed 9/11/20

Marshall’s Senate Campaign Has Received $7,500 From Four Opioid Distributors Or Manufacturers Being Sued For Their Role In The Opioid Epidemic. In March 2019, Marshall’s Senate campaign committee, Kansans for Marshall, received $7,500 in contributions from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Mallinckrodt. [Federal Election Commission, accessed 4/03/20]

In 2018, Marshall’s Joint Fundraising Committee With The NRCC Received $1,500 From Opioid Distributor Kroger. In March 2018, Team Marshall, a joint fundraising committee between Roger Marshall, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and Kansas Leadership PAC, received a $1,500 contribution from Kroger. [Federal Election Commission, accessed 4/03/20

From 2016 To 2018, Marshall’s House Campaigns Received $22,000 From Four Opioid Distributors Or Manufacturers Being Sued For Their Role In The Opioid Epidemic. From September 2016 to March 2018, Marshall’s House campaign committee, Kansans for Marshall, received a total of $22,000 in contributions from opioid distributors Kroger and Wal-Mart and opioid manufacturers Pfizer and McKesson. [Federal Election Commission, accessed 4/03/20

Roger Marshall.  Up to $1,000,000 profit off their hospital. 
Source: Roger Marshall Personal Financial Disclosures, 2017 & 2018
Marshall is all about the money. He and his wife made up to a million dollars off their private hospital.

From 2015 To 2017, Marshall’s Family Made Between $299,829 And $1,284,826 From Great Bend Regional Hospital, Where Roger Marshall Was An Employee And Chairman

In 2016 And 2017, Laina Marshall Reported Owning A 10% Interest In Great Bend Regional Hospital LLC, Where Her Husband Was On The Board. In 2016, Laina Marshall reported receiving $15,001 to $50,000 in unearned income from this interest and receiving $100,001 to $1,000,000 the preceding year. In 2017, she reported receiving $50,001 to $100,000 in unearned income from this interest. [House Personal Financial Disclosure, 8/01/17; House Personal Financial Disclosure, 8/10/18

  • Roger Marshall Reported Earning A Salary Of $134,826 From Great Bend Regional Hospital In 2016. His financial disclosure lists Marshall as an employee and chairman of Great Bend Regional Hospital. [House Personal Financial Disclosure, 8/01/17]
  • Laina Marshall Reported Receiving $165,003 To $1.15 Million In Unearned Income From This Interest From 2015 To 2017. In 2016, Laina Marshall reported receiving $15,001 to $50,000 in unearned income from this interest and receiving $100,001 to $1,000,000 the preceding year. In 2017, she reported receiving $50,001 to $100,000 in unearned income from this interest. [House Personal Financial Disclosure, 8/01/17; House Personal Financial Disclosure, 8/10/18
  • Roger Marshall Received Between $50,001 And $100,000 From The Sale Of Interests In Great Bend Regional Hospital In 2017. Roger Marshall received between $50,001 and $100,000 from sale of his interest in Great Bend Regional Hospital LLC in 2017. [House Personal Financial Disclosure, 8/10/18]

Roger Marshall.  Threaten Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions.  
Source: H.R. 1628, House Vote 256, May 4, 2017

Let Drug Companies Charge More. 
Source: H.R. 3, House Vote 682, December 12, 2019

And in Washington, he voted to threaten coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and let drug companies charge more.

Marshall Voted To Strip Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

2017: Marshall Voted For The American Health Care Act Which Would Result In 23 Million Fewer Americans With Health Insurance By 2026. In May 2017, Marshall voted for the American Health Care Act which would have in part “ma[d]e extensive changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law, by effectively repealing the individual and employer mandates as well as most of the taxes that finance the current system. It would [have], in 2020, convert[ed] Medicaid into a capped entitlement that would provide[d] fixed federal payments to states and end[ed] additional federal funding for the 2010 law’s joint federal-state Medicaid expansion. It would prohibit federal funding to any entity, such as Planned Parenthood, that performs abortions and receives more than $350 million a year in Medicaid funds. […] It would [have] allow[ed] states to receive waivers to exempt insurers from having to provide certain minimum benefits.” The vote was on passage. The House passed the bill by a vote of 217 to 213. [House Vote 256, 5/4/17; Congressional Quarterly, 5/4/17; Kaiser Family Foundation, 5/17; Congressional Actions, H.R. 1628]

  • CBO: States That Opting Out Of Community Rating Protections Would Lead To Sick Americans Being Priced Out Of The Insurance Market. “Community-rated premiums would rise over time, and people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive nongroup health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all—despite the additional funding that would be available under H.R. 1628 to help reduce premiums. As a result, the nongroup markets in those states would become unstable for people with higher-than-average expected health care costs. That instability would cause some people who would have been insured in the nongroup market under current law to be uninsured.” [CBO via Vox, 5/24/17]
  • The AHCA Would Allow Insurance Companies To Charge People With Pre-Existing Conditions More For Coverage. “But by contrast, insurers would only have to provide access to coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. It says nothing about the rates of that coverage. That means if the AHCA passes, it would allow for people with pre-existing conditions to be charged more per year for their insurance coverage – possibly to the tune of thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars more per year, some studies have found.” [PolitiFact, 5/04/17

Marshall Voted Against Legislation To Lower Drug Prices

Marshall Voted Against The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. [House Vote 682, 12/12/19]

  • The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act Would Allow The Government To Negotiate Lower Drug Prices. The House passed a sweeping bill aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, a step toward a long-held Democratic goal that was met with sharp Republican resistance. The bill passed on a largely party-line vote of 230-192. The measure, which would allow the government to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, is one of House Democrats’ top priorities and is expected to be touted by vulnerable Democrats up for reelection next year. [The Hill, 12/12/2019]
Roger Marshall.  He’s All About The Money.  Not You.

Roger Marshall.  He’s all about the money.  Not you.

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