Gardner’s Health Care Proposal Won’t Get You Much Coverage, Statement from Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, Executive Director Sarah Taylor-Nanista
For Immediate Release: Aug. 19, 2020 (Updated: Aug. 19, 2020, 3:43 p.m.)
DENVER, CO — Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has pushed forward a weak health care proposal that would result in denial of health care coverage for Coloradans with pre-existing conditions. Gardner has voted at least 13 times to repeal, block or defund the Affordable Care Act and has not proposed a viable replacement in the almost eight years he has served in the Senate.
Under his proposal, insurance companies could deny coverage for pre-existing conditions and wouldn’t require coverage for essential benefits like maternity care and prescription drugs. Once again, Cory Gardner is turning his back on Coloradans.
When so many in our state and country are struggling to stay healthy during the pandemic and support themselves or their families, Sen. Gardner is asking families to take yet another financial hit while protecting insurance companies’ profits.
Planned Parenthood fights every day for every Coloradan to have access to meaningful health care. This is an insult to everyone who is doing their best to cope in difficult times - it’s just fake policy. It’s no coincidence this was shoved forward seven weeks before the date of the election.
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado is a non-partisan, 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that engages in educational and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote the Planned Parenthood mission.