Congressman Renacci Says One Thing On Healthcare, Does The Opposite
September 12, 2018
It’s clear that Congressman Jim ‘Rate Hike’ Renacci knows his long history of voting to roll back protections for pre-existing conditions puts him out of touch with those he’s running to represent, and that Ohioans place the blame for their rising premiums at his feet. So, like the desperate politician he is, Congressman Renacci has resorted to blatant lies about his record.
In an interview with WTOV earlier this week, Congressman Renacci tried to mislead viewers about his positions on healthcare, but the facts tell a different story.
Congressman Renacci told WTOV that he “supported a bill that keeps pre-existing conditions in place,” but…
- He’s voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which provides protections for those with pre-existing conditions, at least 17 times.
- He voted for the American Health Care Act, which would have put at risk critical protections for Ohioans with pre-existing conditions.
- He voted to block an amendment that would have specifically protected coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
- In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper while he was running for governor, he repeatedly refused to commit to protecting coverage for those with pre-existing conditions if he were elected.
And that wasn’t the only thing Congressman Renacci lied about when it came to his record on healthcare. Renacci told WTOV that he supports “keeping children on their family’s healthcare until age 26.” But yet again, his voting record proves the opposite.
- Renacci’s votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have eliminated individuals’ ability to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.
- In 2017, Renacci voted against exempting any rule prohibiting insurance from eliminating health coverage for dependents under age 26.
- Renacci voted to block an amendment that would protect people 26 and under from staying on their parents’ health insurance.
Saying one thing while doing another is exactly the kind of political maneuvering that Congressman Renacci has railed against so disingenuously.