Perfect Match: Loeffler and King Bring Passion for Weakening Georgians’ Health Care Protections to Campaign Trail

October 31, 2020

Loeffler’s flailing campaign turns to Georgia insurance commissioner who praised Kemp’s waivers undermining health care law

ATLANTA — Trailing a Democrat in polls and desperately waging a bitter intraparty battle with Congressman Doug Collins, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler made her latest desperate play for votes today by hitting the campaign trail with Insurance Commissioner John King, who — just like Loeffler — has praised Governor* Brian Kemp’s insurance waivers that undermine the health care law and its critical protections.

Kemp’s disastrous waivers could result in “60,000 people going without health insurance” in the middle of a global pandemic while letting insurance interests push plans that “don’t meet ACA rules for individual market coverage” and provide “skimpier” coverage. And instead of fully expanding Medicaid, Kemp’s plan would only cover “a fraction” of the Georgians the full expansion would while taking away an option to sign up for Medicaid used by 8,000 Georgians last year alone.

Not to be outdone by Kemp and King, Loeffler has her own reckless health care agenda in Washington. She’s bragged about “leading the charge” to put a “vocal opponent” of the health care law on the Supreme Court and has voted to let the Trump administration continue backing a radical lawsuit to completely overturn the health care law — which she claims “failed” — along with its critical protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.

“Another day on the campaign trail for Senator Kelly Loeffler just means another day campaigning with an anti-health care politician who’s out-of-touch with the needs of Georgia families,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Rather than trying to protect Georgians’ health care, Senator Loeffler and Insurance Commissioner John King have stood behind their party’s disastrous agenda that could threaten protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions right when they need access to care the most.”


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