In a debate with Dean Phillips on October 5, 2018, Erik Paulsen claimed, “I support pre-existing conditions. It was in the bill.”
FACT CHECK: Paulsen says he supports coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, but he's voted over and over again to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
2.3 million Minnesotans—including 310,000 people in Minnesota’s 3rd district with pre-existing conditions—would be harmed if the ACA’s protections are repealed. Erik Paulsen wants to take us back to a time where insurers could deny coverage or charge sky high premiums to the more than 1.1 million women in Minnesota have pre-existing conditions.
Reproductive Health Care
Paulsen has voted 12 times to “defund” Planned Parenthood, even though more than 70,000 Minnesotans and 16,000 of his constituents rely on Planned Parenthood health centers each year.
Paulsen has repeatedly attacked constitutional right to safe, legal abortion. He’s voted four times for a dangerous, nationwide 20-week abortion ban. In addition, he voted for harmful anti-abortion bills based on junk science that use scare tactics to criminalize abortion providers.
Vote for Dean Phillips on November 6.
Erik Paulsen has voted with Trump 97% of the time and has made it clear he will rubber stamp the GOP’s anti-health equity, anti-abortion, anti-Planned Parenthood agenda if is re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The choice this November is clear—a vote for Erik Paulsen is a vote against access to health care for millions of Minnesotans. That’s why it is critical to elect Dean Phillips to protect and expand health care access for all Minnesotans.