McSally Defends Her Healthcare Vote – Fact Check

McSally Defends Her Healthcare Vote – Fact Check

Fact Checks, Healthcare, National Politics
Aug 2, 2017 Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-02) has a request to make. Please forget she ever voted for the Republican health care bill. That’s going to be very important for her reelection bid in 2018; polling shows people who’ve heard about that vote view her less favorably. Did you happen to see the two-page letter she sent out defending her vote? If so, she’d like you to forget that, too. Especially the part where she claimed she only had two options - keeping the Affordable Care Act as is, or voting for the AHCA. Now that she’s openly admitting she had a 3rd option all along - working in bipartisan fashion with Democrats - it would be most inconvenient for you to remember she used to pretend otherwise. If you…
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McSally on Healthcare

McSally on Healthcare

Healthcare
McSally voted for Trumpcare Jun 2, 2017 Martha McSally votes 100% in line with Donald Trump’s positions. That includes her May 4th vote to pass the Republican health care bill. [1] She was apparently eager to do so. At the GOP “pep rally” prior to the vote, she stood up and blurted out, “Let’s get this fucking thing done!”[2] The bill McSally voted for effectively eliminates the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.[3] Previously, she had promised her constituents she would never do that. At her Town Hall in February: "We've got to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions get access to health care. They should never be denied."[4] And again, in March, in a statement to the Tucson Weekly: “Rep. McSally is committed to ensuring…
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McSally on Planned Parenthood

McSally on Planned Parenthood

Healthcare
Jun 1, 2017 Martha McSally’s longtime opposition to federal funding for Planned Parenthood is out of step with her district.   Recent polling showed that 54% of her constituents would be more likely to oppose her if she voted to defund Planned Parenthood.[1] This is unsurprising, as Planned Parenthood has a 60% favorability rating in Arizona (71% among Hispanics).[2]   There are two Planned Parenthood clinics in McSally’s district, which provide health care services such as cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and birth control. (One of the clinics also provides abortions, but federal dollars don’t cover those services.)   In 2012,  McSally marked “opposed” on a Center for Arizona Policy survey that asked about federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Then in 2015, she dangled the possibility that she might…
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