For Immediate Release
September 25, 2018
Hawley Ad Misleads Missouri Voters About His Quest to End Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his new ad, Missouri candidate for U.S. Senate Josh Hawley blatantly attempts to totally mislead voters about his position on health care coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions. In response, Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Seldom do you see a Senate candidate resorting to this blatant of a lie to run from his own toxic record, but that's what you get when one of your biggest 'accomplishments' is a lawsuit to undermine coverage for pre-existing conditions. Josh Hawley has decided that the nearly 2.5 million Missourians who rely on these critical protections be damned. No ad will change the fact that Hawley is on the front lines of ending health care access for our most vulnerable families.”
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