Will Jeff Flake Stand Up for Arizonans as New GOP Healthcare Bill Jeopardizes Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions?

As Republicans attempt to revive their healthcare plan that would jeopardize coverage for pre-existing conditions, Senator Jeff Flake has remained conspicuously silent. Alexis Tameron, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, released the following statement:

“Jeff Flake’s refusal to forcefully condemn the revised Republican healthcare bill, which allows states to opt out of covering pre-existing conditions while protecting such coverage for members of Congress, demonstrates Flake’s inability to stand up for Arizonans when it truly matters. From tacitly supporting previous versions of the bill, to endorsing cuts to Medicaid, Flake has been on the wrong side of this issue from the beginning. Unless he condemns this bill, voters will remember his tacit support when they head to the polls in 2018.”