Three Months Ago: Perdue Falsely Claimed To Support Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

November 18, 2020

A majority of Georgians support keeping the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions intact

Senator Perdue has no plan to protect Georgians with pre-existing conditions if the Supreme Court overturns the health care law

ATLANTA — Three months ago, Senator David Perdue attempted to “obscure [his] position on pre-existing conditions” to Georgia families by deceptively claiming to support the critical health care protections, prompting a PolitiFact fact check to rule Perdue’s claim as “False.”

As Georgians anxiously await a decision from the Supreme Court in the GOP lawsuit backed by Senator Perdue, Georgians know the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions are at grave risk because of Perdue’s reckless anti-health care agenda.

Senator Perdue voted multiple times to threaten protections for nearly 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions even though a clear majority of Georgians support keeping the Affordable Care Act and its health care protections intact.

Now, after being forced into a January runoff, Senator Perdue has dodged Georgia’s local press for more than two weeks. Perdue has since made it clear he does not plan on debating Jon Ossoff again, clearly hoping to avoid a repeat of the last debate when Ossoff hammered Perdue for his harmful agenda to strip away critical protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.

“Senator Perdue doesn’t have a plan to keep protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions intact because the health and well being of families in Georgia is not his priority,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Perdue was forced into a runoff because his agenda to strip away health care protections is unpopular across the Peach State, and Georgians will vote him out to prove it.”

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