DES MOINES — From the Senate to the Statehouse, Iowa Republicans across the board are running from their records of voting to take away Iowan’s health care, including coverage for pre-existing conditions.
In House District 94, Rep. Gary Mohr released a television ad falsely claiming his long term support for pre-existing condition coverage. In reality, Rep. Mohr has repeatedly voted against guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions and has no record of pursuing legislation that would protect Iowans with diabetes, asthma, or other pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage.
Rep. Mohr’s election year rhetoric matches other GOP Statehouse candidates like Rep. Michael Bergen in HD-55 and Rep. Jeff Shipley in HD-82 who are trying to rewrite their records of putting politics over people. Republicans like Rep. Mohr are currently suing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and it’s guaranteed protections for pre-existing conditions.
Rep. Mohr has had multiple chances to protect Iowans with pre-existing conditions, instead he sided with insurance companies and the special interests at the expense of Iowans’ health.
In 2018, Mohr voted for a bill that allows health insurance plans that “are not required to follow the federal health insurance law, including protections for those with pre-existing conditions.”
In addition to creating a health insurance plan that can deny folks with pre-existing conditions, Rep. Mohr voted against H-8304 to HF 2643 (2020) and H-8505 to HF 2502 (2018)— legislation that would have required Iowa insurance carriers to cover pre-existing conditions.