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Thursday, July 29, 2020
Hinson Continues to Silently Support GOP-Backed Lawsuit to Strip Health Care from Iowans
Yesterday in an interview, Hinson refused to answer a direct question about protecting health care from the Republican lawsuit to deny coverage to over 277,000 Iowans
DES MOINES — In a radio interview yesterday, State Rep. Ashley Hinson was asked by a voter point-blank if she supports the Republican lawsuit to repeal the ACA and yet again, Hinson refused to denounce the latest GOP attack on health care. Not only did her answer attempt to evade the question entirely, but her empty platitudes could only have come from the DC-based consultants running her campaign.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and Iowa surpassed 42,000 cases this week, Hinson’s refusal to denounce the GOP-backed lawsuit that would strip over 277,000 Iowans of health care represents the latest failure of her bought and paid for, consultant-driven campaign.
Listener Question: I was wondering, do you support getting rid of Obamacare, I understand the President has a lawsuit, it’s time to get rid of it. I’m wondering if you support that.
Ashley Hinson: I support trying to fix health care challenges as we go. I think what we’ve seen is that we need to make targeted fixes, and what I hear from constituents is, hey, here’s what I want to see changed, here’s what I want to see changed. At this point what I’d like to do as a congresswoman is go in and take the feedback that I’ve gotten from patients, from doctors, from administrators, from hospitals and focus on targeted fixes to bills, to laws we have in place so we can make the system work better for everybody.
“When asked point-blank by a voter whether she will protect access to health care during a global pandemic, State Rep. Ashley Hinson’s refusal to denounce the Republican ACA lawsuit tells Iowans everything they need to know,” Iowa Democratic Party spokesperson Samantha Kennedy said. “Already this year over 38,000 Iowans have lost their health insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and if Hinson had her way, those numbers would be even more devastating. Her inability to give Iowans a straight answer on health care proves once again that Hinson is bought and paid for by special interests and the Republican establishment in Washington.”