FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2018
Priorities USA Action and Senate Majority PAC Release New Ads on Josh Hawley’s Scheme to Strip Health Care Coverage from Millions of Missourians
Washington, DC — Priorities USA Action and Senate Majority PAC are launching new ads focused on the nearly $60,000 in campaign contributions Josh Hawley has received from the insurance industry and his determination to once again allow insurance companies to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Earlier this year, Hawley filed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which, if successful, could put the health care of nearly 2.5 million Missourians at risk.
The new ads come as part of Priorities and SMP’s previously announced $950,000 campaign informing Missourians about Hawley’s inability to clean up corruption in Jefferson City and his concerning relationships with his big donors. The ads will continue to run on online platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify and Google. To view examples of the ads, click here and here.
“If Josh Hawley and his friends in the insurance industry get their way, Missourians with pre-existing conditions will suffer,” said Matt Lopez, spokesperson for Priorities USA Action. “It is absolutely unconscionable that Hawley is leading the charge to drag us back to the days when insurance companies could deny people health care coverage just because they had a pre-existing condition. Priorities and SMP are committed to ensuring that Missouri continues to have a senator who will fight for affordable health care for all—not look after the bottom line of insurance companies.”
“Josh Hawley is using the office of attorney general to help line the pockets of his insurance industry donors at the expense of hardworking Missourians,” said Hannah Hurley, spokesperson for SMP. “Instead of protecting the people of Missouri, Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit that would leave families across Missouri without necessary health care. It is outrageous that a supposed public servant would put the people of his state in such a dangerous position. SMP and Priorities are dedicated to making sure that Missouri voters know that Josh Hawley doesn’t put their needs first.”