SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Mel Hall for Congress campaign began airing a new television ad today, entitled “Letter.” The ad features Jennica, a South Bend mother of young triplets with pre-existing conditions.
“I had triplets with medical complications. Health care was a lifesaver for us,” Jennica says in the ad. “Jackie Walorski voted eleven times to undermine health care and take away coverage from people with pre-existing conditions, like cancer or even complicated pregnancies. I wrote to Jackie Walorski about it, and this is what I got back: a form letter and eleven votes to take away health care.”
“No mother should live in fear that her children might not have the health care they need,” said Hall. “I’ve spent my career working to fix health care. In Congress, I will fight every day to protect health care for all Hoosiers – including Jennica and her triplets with pre-existing conditions.”
While Rep. Walorski voted 11 times to dismantle protections for folks with pre-existing conditions, Hall worked for over 20 years to improve health care delivery and patient satisfaction. He knows firsthand what it takes to make health care more responsive and to drive costs down.
Hall will always vote to protect health care for Hoosiers like Jennica with pre-existing conditions.
The ad can be viewed here.
The 11 votes Rep. Walorski took undermining health care for Hoosiers with pre-existing conditions are below:
- 2017: Walorski Voted For The American Health Care Act – The Republican Health Care Repeal Bill. In May 2017, Walorski voted for “Passage of the bill that would make extensive changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law, by effectively repealing the individual and employer mandates as well as most of the taxes that finance the current system. It would, in 2020, convert Medicaid into a capped entitlement that would provide fixed federal payments to states and end additional federal funding for the 2010 law’s joint federal-state Medicaid expansion. As amended, it would give states the option of receiving federal Medicaid funding as a block grant with greater state flexibility in how the funds are used, and would require states to establish their own essential health benefits standards. It would allow states to receive waivers to exempt insurers from having to provide certain minimum benefits, would provide $8 billion over five years for individuals with pre-existing conditions whose insurance premiums increased because the state was granted a waiver to raise premiums based on an individual’s health status, and would create a $15 billion federal risk sharing program to cover some of the costs of high medical claims.” The bill was passed by a vote of 217-213. [HR 1628, Vote #256, 5/4/17; CQ, 5/4/17]
- Walorski Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed Affordable Care Act. [H Con Res 25, Vote #88, 3/21/13]
- Walorski Voted To Repeal The Affordable Care Act. [HR 45, Vote #154, 5/16/13; CQ Floor Votes, 5/16/13]
- Walorski Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed Affordable Care Act. [H Con Res 96, Vote #177, 4/10/14]
- Walorski Voted To Repeal Affordable Care Act. [HR 596, Vote #58, 2/3/15; CQ Floor Votes, 2/3/15]
- Walorski Voted For Budget Alternative That Repealed The Affordable Care Act. [H. Con Res. 27, Vote #141, 3/25/15; US News and World Report, 3/25/15]
- Walorski Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed The Affordable Care Act. [H. Con Res. 27, Vote #142, 3/25/15; New York Times, 3/25/15]
- Walorski Voted For Republican Conference Report On Budget That Began Process To Repeal Affordable Care Act. [S Con Res 11,Vote #183, 4/30/15; Bloomberg, 4/29/15]
- Walorski Voted To Repeal The Affordable Care Act. [HR 3762, Vote #6, 1/6/16; CNN, 1/6/16]
- Walorski Voted To Overturn Obama’s Veto Of Bill That Would Repeal The Affordable Care Act. [HR 3762, Vote #53, 2/2/16; Washington Post, 2/2/16]
- Walorski Voted To Begin Process Of Repealing Affordable Care Act. [S Con Res 3, Vote #58, 1/13/17; CNN, 1/3/17]