Ashley Hinson is going to new lengths to show just how out of touch she is when it comes to the challenges facing regular Iowans. Pressed on whether she believes that “access to affordable health care and guaranteed health care coverage should be considered a right of every American” during an interview with Iowa Public Radio yesterday, Hinson said “I don’t think every American wants health insurance.”
HOST: Do you believe that access to affordable health care and guaranteed health care coverage should be considered a right of every American?
HINSON: Well, I think access to health care is very important, insurance is a different thing. I don’t think every American wants health insurance and I don’t think that’s something the government has to provide to every American.
HOST: But just to jump in there, access is a word there, you can have access to health insurance but if you can’t afford it you don’t really have access, so what do you mean? If it’s a right of every American that means you will make sure every American has it or work toward it, right?
Hinson’s out-of-touch comments come as she has repeatedly dodged telling Iowans where she stands on the toughest health care challenges facing hardworking families. As her party is in court suing to do away with the entire Affordable Care Act and its protections for 316,500 people in IA-01 with pre-existing conditions, Hinson has refused to say whether she supports it – or what she would do if her party backers are successful.
“The more Iowans learn about Ashley Hinson, the clearer it is that she’s on the wrong side of working families. In the middle of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, Hinson is going around saying she doesn’t think Americans want health insurance. How much more out of touch can she get?” said DCCC Spokesperson Brooke Goren.