Things an “Outsider” Does: Perdue Supports Efforts to Gut Health Care Protections for Millions

June 16, 2020

Perdue has repeatedly voted to gut the health care law and “of course” stands behind a GOP-backed lawsuit to “terminate” the law entirely

ATLANTA — Senator David Perdue may be pretending to be a political “outsider” these days, but he’s spent six years in Washington working hand-in-hand with his party bosses and corporate special interests to rip apart the health care law and gut protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.

Despite his “outsider” branding, Perdue has repeatedly voted with his party to gut the health care law in Congress and has gone on record saying he “of course” supports a GOP-backed lawsuit to “terminate” the law as it “plows forward” to the Supreme Court. 

What would Perdue’s preferred outcome for Georgians’ health care look like?

Even in the midst of a pandemic, Perdue still won’t fight for Americans’ health coverage despite reports showing that the health care law and its protections are helping Americans retain access to care during the coronavirus outbreak. He won’t even stand up to the Trump administration as it refuses to reopen the health care exchanges while Georgians are losing their jobs and their health insurance.

“Real ‘outsiders’ don’t spend every minute in Congress working to take away health care from millions of Americans,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “But Senator David Perdue is no ‘outsider,’ he’s just another lackey for big insurance companies and Washington Republicans dedicated to ripping apart our health care.”


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