FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
AHEAD OF VP TRIP: AXNE CALLS ON YOUNG TO PUT IOWANS BEFORE PARTY LOYALTY
~ Axne calls out Young for campaigning against Trump Administration ‘junk-plans,’ while refusing to join efforts in Congress to overturn this policy ~
Des Moines, IA – Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Iowa, Cindy Axne, Democratic candidate for Iowa’s Third Congressional District, called on Congressman David Young to stand up to President Trump’s veto threat and join efforts in Congress to reverse the Administration’s ‘junk-plans,’ which can deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
On the campaign trail, candidate Young opposes the Trump Administration’s new dangerous short term healthcare plans. However, in Washington, Congressman Young refuses to join his House Democratic colleagues who have introduced a proposal to reverse this policy, which President Trump threatened to veto.
“Yet again, candidate Young expresses concern for people with pre-existing conditions on the campaign trail, but when it comes to taking action in Washington, Congressman Young falls in line with his party every single time. Congressman Young cannot be against President Trump’s new rule, and against a plan to overturn it at the same time,” said Cindy Axne, Democratic candidate for Iowa’s Third District. “If Congressman Young was listening to Iowans, not Republicans in Washington, he would stand up to the President’s veto threat and join efforts to reverse these health plans that can deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.”
House and Senate Democrats have introduced joint resolutions, legally binding measures that would require the President’s signature, to overturn the President’s damaging policy. Following President Trump’s first veto threat, Republicans in the Senate struck down the effort to overturn these plans on Thursday, October 12.
President Trump first announced his plans to extend short-term limited-duration (STLD) plans, so-called ‘junk-plans,’ in October of 2017. In August, the Administration issued a final rule to extend the junk plans from three months to three years, providing zero additional protections for pre-existing conditions and threatening to raise healthcare premiums for everyone.