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Women Vote Releases New TV Ad Highlighting Josh Hawley’s Lawsuit to End Coverage

October 11, 2018

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2018

Women Vote Releases New TV Ad Highlighting Josh Hawley’s Lawsuit to End Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote released a new ad highlighting Josh Hawley’s support of a lawsuit that would allow insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The ad features Kate Canterbury, a mother whose daughter was diagnosed with a rare chronic disorder.

The ad can be viewed here and will begin running today. The total buy, announced earlier this week, is more than $2.3 million.

“As long as Josh Hawley continues to lie about his health care record, he will continue to be held accountable,” said Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List. “Families like Kate’s are directly at risk of losing health insurance if Hawley has his way. He may not have to worry about losing his health insurance, but thousands of Missouri families with pre-existing conditions do and should see through his blatant lies.”

SCRIPT: “Kate”

Eleven years ago, my life changed forever with the birth of my twins. One of my daughters was later diagnosed with a rare chronic disorder.

So it really angers me when I see Josh Hawley lying about his record on pre-existing conditions.

It’s Hawley who filed a lawsuit to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.

Hawley can afford to help his family. After all he’s been given a taxpayer-funded health care plan.  

But what are we to do when Josh Hawley rips away my daughter’s health care coverage?

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