WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2019 – The Alliance for Justice Action Campaign has launched a series of digital ads featuring senators’ own words in favor of preserving health care for preexisting conditions — and tying them to an upcoming confirmation vote on Sixth Circuit judicial nominee Chad Readler. As a Justice Department official, Readler has led the Trump Administration’s effort to declare Affordable Care Act coverage for preexisting conditions unconstitutional. Readler’s efforts pose a critical threat to health care for more than 50 million Americans with preexisting conditions. Senators who claim to support coverage for people with preexisting conditions can’t cast a vote to confirm Readler without undermining their own positions.
The new AFJ Action Campaign ads feature audio and video of Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) stating their support for protecting health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions. The ads call on these senators to stand by their words and Vote No on the confirmation of Chad Readler. The ads are targeted to voters in these states, urging them to call their senators and tell them to reject Readler for the federal bench.
“These senators have a very simple decision to make,” said AFJ Action Campaign President Nan Aron. “Will they stand by their pledge to protect constituents with preexisting conditions, or will they bend to political pressure and vote to confirm Chad Readler, a person who has led the Trump Administration’s charge against these protections? If these senators really care about Americans with preexisting conditions, they have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.”
The videos can be seen here: