Today, the DCCC is launching an ad campaign slamming New York Republicans for voting to raise health care costs and threaten the lives of their constituents.
Last year, the Trump Administration made an ill-advised decision to no longer defend against a lawsuit that would gut protections for 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, explode the cost of insurance premiums and out of pocket costs, and charge older Americans an “age tax” for their care.
And last month, the CEO of New York’s largest health care provider made clear just how stark the consequences of this lawsuit are for New Yorkers. Northwell Health’s Michael J. Dowling said of the lawsuit: this “continued effort to repeal the health law without a concrete replacement plan that provides equivalent coverage is a gambit that threatens lives. Sadly, there will be millions of victims if we continue down this dangerous path.”
Washington Republicans, including Lee Zeldin and Pete King, have repeatedly voted to support this lawsuit – siding with big insurance companies who want to charge people with pre-existing conditions significantly more for their health care. In each of these members’ districts, between 15,000 and 23,000 people stand to lose their insurance if the lawsuit is successful.
“If New York Republicans’ partisan lawsuit is successful, families across New York and the country will lose their insurance and be forced to pay more for the prescriptions and health care they need,” said DCCC spokesperson Christine Bennett. “Thousands are at risk of immediately losing their health care thanks to Lee Zeldin and Pete King.”