Koch Super PAC Touts GOP Senators' Support for "Junk" Insurance Plans - 2020-09-24
Now that the nation is in the throes of a global pandemic, and millions of Americans have lost their employment-based health insurance coverage, GOP senators are in trouble for their long-running efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Most of the GOP senators up for reelection this year voted three times to repeal the ACA in 2017. And all of them voted for the huge GOP tax giveaway bill in 2017 that zeroed out the ACA's individual mandate and paved the way for the case pending before the Supreme Court that would overturn the ACA entirely.
Republican candidates had a rough 2018 election season, in large part due to their repeated efforts to take away health insurance subsidies and Medicaid from millions of Americans. Voters saw Democrats as far more capable on health care issues, and the party gained 40 seats in the House of Representatives. And some polls show that health care is the #2 issue on voters' minds in the November election.