Press Release: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights in New TV Ad: Wesley Hunt and Donald Trump Standing Together to Take Away Health Care

Houston, TX Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released a new television ad highlighting Wesley Hunt’s and Donald Trump’s commitment to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is the only law on the books that protects coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, but Hunt has stated that he wants to “fully repeal” the ACA. With the Supreme Court hearing arguments from the Trump Administration to strike down the ACA the week after the election, Hunt’s support of President Trump and his policies is out of step with the needs of the residents in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District.

“The Affordable Care Act expanded health care to millions of Texans. We know the ACA needs improvement, and that should be our focus, not gutting the critical protections it provides, especially the ACA’s protections preventing insurance companies from denying health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “My opponent has made clear he believes the ACA should be ‘fully repealed’ and supports Donald Trump’s effort to repeal the ACA with no alternative plan in place. His support of Donald Trump’s reckless agenda is dangerous and out of step with what the people in our district want and need.”

For more than a decade, Republicans have been trying to “repeal and replace” the ACA, and have yet to produce a replacement plan that would provide the same protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. In stark contrast, Fletcher has worked in Congress for the past two years to build upon and improve the ACA. Fletcher serves on the New Democrat Coalition’s Health Care Task Force, which develops and advances policies to improve our health care system. Fletcher has voted in favor of legislation to protect people with pre-existing conditions from losing coverage and legislation to expand health care coverage and encourage states like Texas that have not expanded Medicaid to do so.

Transcript:

FLETCHER: I’m Lizzie Fletcher, and I approve this message.

VOICEOVER: Donald Trump has spent four years trying to end protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and Wesley Hunt?

HUNT: I’ll stand with President Trump.

VOICEOVER: Wesley Hunt and Donald Trump want to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act.

That will end the only protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Like asthma, diabetes, and cancer.

HUNT: I’ll stand with President Trump.

VOICEOVER: Wesley Hunt and Donald Trump, standing together to take away health care.

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