Governor Bullock Fights for Affordable Healthcare for All Montanans, While Steve Daines Votes to Rip It Away in Washington
Daines has voted repeatedly to take Montanans’ healthcare away and, even in the middle of pandemic, is still fighting to end protections for Montanans with pre-existing conditions
Helena, Mont. –– Threatened by Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s growing momentum in the race for Senate, Senator Steve Daines launched a dishonest, desperate attack against Governor Bullock, but Montanans won’t be fooled.
Governor Bullock took on Washington Democrats to oppose Medicare for All, and under his leadership, more Montanans have access to affordable healthcare than ever before. By bringing Democrats and Republicans together, Bullock successfully passed and reauthorized Medicaid expansion, which has provided health care to 1 in 10 Montanans and been a lifeline to rural hospitals. Since the expansion, not a single rural hospital has closed in Montana. In fact, Medicaid expansion created thousands of jobs statewide and has strengthened rural communities. As Montana’s next Senator, Bullock will continue his fight for accessible, affordable health care for all Montanans.
In his ad, Steve Daines claims to support protections for people with pre-existing conditions, but just last week, he backed a lawsuit that would strip those protections from over 152,000 Montanans. Dishonest Daines paints himself as a champion of healthcare, but he has a consistent record of voting to take healthcare away from Montanans, while raking in millions of dollars from corporate special interests:
Voted 13 times to repeal, defund, or block the Affordable Care Act.
Voted 4 times to gut protections for 152,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions.
Voted 6 times to end or gut Medicaid expansion, which would end coverage for 90,000 Montanans and could cause rural hospitals in Montana to close.
Was repeatedly criticized for his unwillingness to meet with constituents face to face during the debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Has taken over $2 million dollars from corporate special interests, including over $300,000 from the insurance industry.
“Days after Senator Daines announced support for a lawsuit that would strip protections for people with pre-existing conditions, he launches a dishonest ad to deceive Montanans on his abhorrent history of voting to take away their healthcare. While Daines has voted repeatedly to gut protections for pre-existing conditions and decimate a key funding source for our rural hospitals, Governor Bullock has brought both parties together to expand healthcare and prevent our rural hospitals from closing,” said Megan Simpson, Bullock’s Campaign Manager. “Montanans know that Governor Bullock has put politics aside to do what’s right for them and their families, unlike Dishonest Daines who misleads the very people he represents to pad the pockets of his insurance industry backers.”