Jason Lewis in 2012: ‘Get Rid of the Pre-Existing Condition Mandate’

On His Radio Show, Lewis Advocated for Eliminating Protections for People with Pre-existing Conditions

ST. PAUL [10/20/20]–Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis has made it clear that he would not protect Minnesotans’ health care, instead he supports ripping away protections for pre-existing conditions.

Unreported comments from an episode of the Jason Lewis Show from 2012, show he called the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) protections for people with pre-existing conditions “the mother of the mandates” and declared that we should “get rid of the pre-existing condition mandate.” Lewis suggested that pre-existing conditions were suddenly appearing, saying “all of sudden we have a preexisting conditions crisis,” and sarcastically called it “wonderful” that a diabetic who loses their job would still be able to purchase health insurance.

Lewis’ words are backed up by action that would harm Minnesotans and Americans. His vote to repeal the ACA would have ripped away health care from millions of Americans, gutted protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions and raised the cost of premiums. Minnesotans deserve a leader like U.S. Senator Tina Smith who will stand up for their access to health care. Sen. Smith introduced and passed a bill that helps lower the cost of insulin and bring more low-cost insulin products to the market, introduced bipartisan legislation to help ensure that new and expecting mothers in rural communities have access to the health care they need, and is fighting against efforts to discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions.

Lewis stands by his views and comments about health care that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip millions of their health care.

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