Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of Senator McCain’s “No” Vote to Save ACA
Denver, CO — Three years ago, on July 28, 2017, Senator John McCain cast his historic ‘thumbs down’ vote to block Donald Trump, Cory Gardner, and Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But even in the middle of a global pandemic, Trump, Gardner, and other Colorado Republicans are still pushing to destroy the ACA and threatening protections for over 2 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions.
Just last month, the Trump Administration and Republican attorneys general filed briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the ACA. According to a new study, the Trump and Republican-led attempt to overturn the ACA could threaten health coverage for more than 470,000 Coloradans as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country.
Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party:
“Three years after the late Senator John McCain put country over party and saved healthcare for millions of Coloradans, Donald Trump and his enablers like Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, and Ken Buck are still waging their crusade against Coloradans’ healthcare — even in the middle of the worst public health crisis in generations.
“Make no mistake — Coloradans’ healthcare is on the ballot in November. Senator Cory Gardner has built his career trying to rip healthcare from Coloradans, and not even a global pandemic has stopped him. If Lauren Boebert gets elected, we know she will work to repeal the ACA without a replacement and rip healthcare away from hundreds of thousands of hardworking people in CD3 when they need it most. If Doug Lamborn and Ken Buck get re-elected, they’ll continue to put Donald Trump’s wishes over their districts’ and fight tooth and nail to destroy the ACA.
“Colorado families can’t afford more years of leaders hellbent on ripping away coverage and spiking costs — they want leaders who will work to protect our healthcare and lower costs for everyone across our state. That’s why Colorado will reject Trump and his Republican enablers’ horrific health care agenda come November.”