Donald Trump reaffirms his and Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act During a Pandemic
Jaime Herrera Beutler voted to defend the lawsuit seeking to take away health coverage from 650,000 Washingtonians during a pandemic.
VANCOUVER, WA — On a recently released 60 Minutes interview, President Donald Trump reaffirmed his and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s plan to end the Affordable Care Act. When asked about the lawsuit to overturn the landmark health law before the Supreme Court, he said, “it’ll be so good if they end it.” Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler voted to defend that lawsuit, which is set to be decided by the Supreme Court days after the election this November. If it succeeds, the lawsuit would remove protections for tens of millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and take away health care coverage from 650,000 Washingtonians during a global pandemic.
“Herrera Beutler is in lockstep with the president to get rid of access to affordable healthcare at a time when people across Southwest Washington are already struggling to stay afloat,” said Abby Olmstead, campaign manager. “Herrera Beutler sold out the needs of our community for the insurance industry which has funneled more than $200,000 to keep her in office, voting for their interests.”
“Now more than ever, Southwest Washingtonians shouldn’t be worried about getting health care for their families,” said Long. “During my nearly 60 town halls throughout Southwest Washington, I’ve heard that our community needs leadership. Expanding the Affordable Care Act and creating a Public Option is part of my Pandemic Recovery plan because, right now, in the midst of a global health crisis, our current leader just isn’t stepping up to the plate. It is unfathomable that D.C. politicians like Jaime Herrera Beutler are fighting to take health care away from over 650,000 Washingtonians and strip protections from people with preexisting conditions with no plan for a replacement — in the middle of a pandemic.”
Carolyn Long is running for Congress in Southwest Washington (WA-03) for the 2020 election. She previously was the Democratic nominee for Washington’s 3rd District in 2018. She resides in Vancouver with her family and teaches at WSU-Vancouver. Long has served Southwest Washington for more than 25 years, as a WSU college professor and community leader. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.