As Gardner Lies on Health Care, Hickenlooper Launches Website Exposing Gardner’s Long Record of Gutting Coverage for People with Pre-Existing Conditions - John Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate

As Gardner Lies on Health Care, Hickenlooper Launches Website Exposing Gardner’s Long Record of Gutting Coverage for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

CoryGardnerWontProtectPreexistingConditions.com

Senator Cory Gardner is lying to Coloradans and hoping voters will forget that he has spent a decade in Washington trying to rip away health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and supports the GOP’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic.

Today Hickenlooper for Colorado launched a new website, CoryGardnerWontProtectPreexistingConditions.com, so Coloradans have the facts about Gardner’s record of trying to gut health care coverage for the 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions like cancer, asthma, and diabetes.

“Senator Gardner has spent his whole career in Congress trying to gut coverage for the 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions. Now he’s lying to those same Coloradans about his record — his sham bill doesn’t actually do what he says,” said John Hickenlooper. “As Governor, I expanded health coverage to half a million more Coloradans. And in the U.S. Senate, I’ll keep fighting to expand access to care — not rip it away like Senator Gardner has done for a decade.”

Gardner’s latest TV ad touts a stunt bill that health care experts and independent fact checkers have said still allows insurance companies to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. 9News called Gardner’s stunt bill “actually horse excrement” and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has said Gardner “knows what he’s put forward would not protect people.” 

After seeing the ad this morning, Colorado cancer survivor Laura Packard accused Gardner of “trying to cover up [his] own record” of voting to strip coverage from her and other Coloradans with pre-existing conditions. 

The new website lists Gardner’s 13 votes to repeal, defund, or block the Affordable Care Act — which his own website still says he wants to overturn: 

  • January 19, 2011: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal].
  • February 18, 2011: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA defund].
  • February 19, 2011: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA block].
  • April 14, 2011: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA defund].
  • July 11, 2012: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal].
  • May 16, 2013: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal]. 
  • August 2, 2013: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA block]. 
  • September 20, 2013: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA defund]. 
  • December 3, 2015: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal].
  • July 26, 2015: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal]. 
  • July 25, 2017: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal].
  • July 26, 2017: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal]. 
  •  July 28, 2017: Cory Gardner voted against protecting our health care [ACA repeal].
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