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Hinson Agrees With Party Bosses’ Lawsuit to Get Rid of the ACA

After months of dodging, Hinson finally admits that she agrees with efforts to get rid of the health care law – including its protections for people with pre-existing conditions

After months of dodging, Ashley Hinson was asked once again yesterday whether she supports the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to challenge and invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act – including its protections for 316,500 people in IA-01 with pre-existing conditions. This time, she said she agreed the lawsuit’s goal, claiming that “the ACA has not worked out…”

Here’s what Hinson had to say yesterday:

MODERATOR: So I’ve got a question, weaving together a couple of current events. So, as you are probably aware, the United States Supreme Court is currently considering a case that is challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case has been brought by several state Attorneys General, challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Trump administration has said that they agree with that challenge, that the ACA in its entirety should be held unconstitutional. The Supreme Court is schedule to hear arguments on that case a week after the election. Given Justice Ginsburg’s death, that opens up a seat on the court, and could potentially change the outcome of that case, making it somewhat more likely, at least in theory that the ACA is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. As a member of Congress, what do you think Congress should do if the ACA is wiped away and there is a kind of a clean slate to work on health policy?

HINSON: …So, I uh, I agree that the ACA has not worked out as it intended to, clearly.


Hinson’s comments come after she said “I don’t think every American wants health insurance,” during an interview with Iowa Public Radio last week.

“Ashley Hinson finally admitted what she’s believed all along: she agrees with her party bosses that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional and should be completely invalidated,” said DCCC Spokesperson Brooke Goren. “If Hinson were to get her way, hundreds of thousands of Iowans in the district she seeks to represent could be charged more for their health care just because they have a pre-existing medical condition.”


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