NEW: Half a Million More Coloradans to Rely on Medicaid During Pandemic, Gardner Continues to “Plow Forward” To Rip Care From Coloradans
Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Health Care Law This Fall
Denver, CO – A new report from the Denver Post shows that half a million more Coloradans are expected to rely on Medicaid — which was expanded in Colorado under the ACA — for health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, but Senator Cory Gardner and the GOP are still “plowing forward” to overturn the lifesaving health care law. The ACA, which has been “a coronavirus lifeline,” helped cut our state’s uninsured rate in half, protected Coloradans with pre-existing conditions, and has helped rural hospitals keep their doors open, but Gardner is continuing to work to repeal the law.
Gardner believes the ACA is “unconstitutional” and has built his career crusading against the lifesaving law, voting at least 13 times to repeal, gut, or defund the ACA. When Congress failed to repeal the health care law, Gardner despaired that “donors are furious…we haven’t kept our promise” and helped lead efforts to pass the GOP tax scam, which sparked the current legal challenge to repeal the ACA. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear that challenge, which Gardner supports, this fall.
Colorado Democratic Party Spokesperson Eli Rosen:
“Half a million Coloradans who’ve lost their insurance are relying on Medicaid for coverage during this global pandemic, but Senator Gardner and President Trump are still working to overturn the lifesaving health care law and leave hundreds of thousands of Coloradans without coverage. Senator Gardner has built his career on fighting to rip health care away from Coloradans, and not even a global pandemic is slowing him down.”