🚨BS ALERT🚨 Gardner’s Latest Stunt Won’t Work — Coloradans Know His Record of Voting to Eliminate Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
Gardner has voted at least 13 times to dismantle, defund, or repeal the ACA without a replacement that would protect people with pre-existing conditions
His previous claims on the subject have earned “four Pinocchios” for misleading Coloradans
With less than three months to go before the election, Senator Cory Gardner has pulled another ridiculous stunt to try to hide his real record of siding with President Trump and Washington special interests over Colorado — but voters won’t be fooled.
Gardner has voted at least 13 times to repeal, block, or defund the Affordable Care Act, which would eliminate protections for 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions. And when he recently tried to deny that record, the Washington Post’s fact-checker gave him “four Pinocchios.”
Before he was elected to the Senate in 2014, Gardner was asked if health care reform should require coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. He responded, “no.”
Just last month Senator Gardner went as far as to say he “does not support universal health care.”
Not only that, but his U.S. Senate website says “Fixing our healthcare system will require repealing the Affordable Care Act”.
Politifact has reported, “a vote to repeal the ACA in full would have stripped coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Subsequent GOP-written bills to replace the ACA have not ensured the same level of patients with those conditions.”
Here is Gardner’s record of endangering protections for people with pre-existing conditions with his votes to dismantle the ACA:
- January 19, 2011: Gardner voted to fully repeal the ACA, and while the then-Republican controlled House passed the bill overturn the law, the Senate did not take any action on it.
- February 18, 2011: Gardner supported a Rep. Steve King amendment that would have barred the usage of money to implement the ACA.
- February 19, 2011: Gardner voted for a bill that would have blocked the implementation of the ACA.
- April 14, 2011: Gardner supported a measure to prohibit funds in the budget from being used for the healthcare law.
- July 11, 2012: Gardner voted for a full repeal of the ACA, including gutting protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
- May 16, 2013: Gardner supported a full repeal of the healthcare law, including ending protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
- August 2, 2013: Gardner voted to prohibit the Treasury Department from implementing the ACA.
- September 20, 2013: Gardner voted to defund the healthcare law.
- December 3, 2015: Gardner voted to gut the ACA, repealing the Medicaid expansion that hundreds of thousands of Coloradans rely on for health coverage.
- July 26, 2015: Gardner voted for a Mitch McConnell amendment to repeal the ACA as part of an unrelated highway funding bill.
- July 25, 2017: Gardner voted to dismantle the health care law, which at the time would have resulted in 22 million Americans without health care.
- July 26, 2017: Gardner supported an effort to repeal major pillars of the health care law, including ending the Medicaid expansion and gutting funding for Planned Parenthood.
- July 28, 2017: Gardner voted for the so-called “Skinny Repeal” version of Trumpcare, which repealed key pillars of the healthcare law and defunded Planned Parenthood.