Over one million Georgians are unemployed and more are poised to lose their insurance, but GOP Senate contenders continue siding with their party over Georgia
ATLANTA — A new Kaiser Family Foundation report estimated nearly 27 million Americans may lose health insurance coverage as a result of the coronavirus outbreak — yet Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders are still trying to rip apart the health care law and refusing to push the administration to reopen the health care exchanges while Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claims that his caucus sees no “urgency” to immediately pass additional coronavirus aid.
Instead of fighting to protect Georgians’ access to care, Georgia Republicans are standing behind a GOP-backed lawsuit that would threaten coverage for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions while taking away critical health care protections for Georgia families. Senator David Perdue has already repeatedly voted to gut the health care law along with Congressman Doug Collins, while Senator Kelly Loeffler has pledged to stand behind Trump and Republican leadership “100%.”
“As Georgians face losing their job and their health care coverage during a mismanaged public health crisis, Georgia Republicans are still refusing to do anything but make the situation worse,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Rather than expanding access to coverage or working to fix critical problems facing Georgia families, Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders apparently don’t see the ‘urgency’ in this dire situation for millions of Americans.”