Young’s Dangerous Record on Medicare, Health Care Isn’t Erased by Empty Pledges
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2020
In his latest ad designed to mislead Iowa voters, rejected Congressman David Young is promising that he will fight to protect Iowa seniors and Iowans with pre-existing conditions – but no amount of tv advertising can change Young’s record. As a member of Congress, Young voted to strip away those protections, raise premiums on thousands of Iowa families, force Iowa seniors to pay thousands more for their prescription drugs, and to privatize Medicare.
Here are the facts on David Young’s record:
In 2015, David Young voted to strip protections for Iowans with pre-existing conditions without any plan to replace them and increase Iowa seniors’ drug costs by an average of $2,272.
In 2017, after pledging to oppose a Republican health care bill that would have removed pre-existing condition protections, created an age tax, and raised premiums on Iowa families – David Young sold out his constituents after his party bosses threatened to pull their financial support.
David Young also voted for multiple federal budgets that would privatize Medicare and turn it into a voucher program.
David Young supported a tax bill that opened the door to cuts to Medicare and Social Security.
In her first term in office, Cindy Axne has fought to expand access to affordable quality health care for all Iowa families, including in the rural communities of her district.
She’s written bipartisan legislation to support rural hospitals by cutting burdensome red tape, and has pushed to expand COVID-19 assistance programs to specifically include rural health centers.
She has also voted to uphold and strengthen the Affordable Care Act and its protections for pre-existing condition, introduced legislation to address surprise medical billing, and fought to lower the costs of prescription drugs.
“David Young’s empty promises ring hollow for Iowans who won’t soon forget his repeated votes to take away their protections and benefits. No amount of attack ads against Cindy Axne and her record of voting to support rural hospitals, shore up protections for Iowans with pre-existing conditions, and lower the cost of prescription drugs will convince Iowans to ignore the fact that when Young had the chance, he put his party bosses ahead of their health care,” said Cindy Axne for Congress spokesperson Jessica David.