Washington Republicans’ broken promises on health care were back in the spotlight yesterday, as President Trump tweeted blatant lies on Republicans’ continued efforts to roll back coverage protections for pre-existing conditions. For Iowa’s most unpopular politician Senator Joni Ernst, who herself has been fact-checked on her votes to gut coverage for Iowans with pre-existing conditions, there’s no hiding from her long record of broken promises.

From opposing common-sense prescription drug reform to lower costs to sponsoring efforts to gut coverage protections for pre-existing conditions, Senator Ernst has stood with Mitch McConnell and her corporate special interest backers at every turn – even when it means dismantling the vital coverage that Iowans rely on. Here are 10 ways Senator Ernst has broken her promises on health care for Iowans:

Senator Ernst’s broken promise to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions:

  • Bragged about her “courage” to gut coverage for Iowans with pre-existing conditions.
  • Voted to defend toxic “junk” insurance plans that can deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, prescription drugs, and maternity benefits.
  • Refused to oppose the Republican lawsuit to end protections for pre-existing conditions. 

Senator Ernst’s broken promise to make health care more affordable:

Senator Ernst’s broken promise to reduce the cost of prescription drugs:

  • Was called out by fellow Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley for siding with Mitch McConnell and refusing to support a bipartisan bill to prevent drug companies from arbitrarily raising prescription drugs costs.
  • Stood with big drug companies against common-sense efforts to lower drug costs, then received a “huge bump” in campaign contributions from their Corporate PACs.

Senator Ernst’s broken promise to fix rural health care: