Betsy Dirksen Londrigan Responds to Rodney Davis's Empty Resolution of Support for Pre-Existing Conditions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
SPRINGFIELD — Today, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan responded to Congressman Rodney Davis supposedly “reaffirming” his support for protections for those with pre-existing conditions, through a non-binding resolution without any legal weight. In reality, Davis voted 11 times to repeal the ACA without a replacement – which would eliminate protections for those with pre-existing conditions – and voted for the AHCA, which the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, independent fact checkers, and the AARP have all said would have weakened protections for those with pre-existing conditions including by making their coverage unaffordable.
"Honestly, it’s stunning that my opponent has the audacity to tout a worthless, partisan resolution claiming that he supports the very same protections for folks with pre-existing conditions that he has voted to gut over and over again,” said Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, candidate for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. “This resolution protects exactly zero of the 290,800 non-elderly people in our district with pre-existing conditions – including all three of my children, and my husband Tom – and only a career politician like Rodney Davis would pretend that it does. For all who faced losing protections they counted on or being unable to afford their coverage altogether, this cheap talk is offensive. His actions speak clearly, and this resolution is nothing but more Washington political maneuvering.”
Check the facts:
Davis Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed Affordable Care Act. [H Con Res 25, Vote #88, 3/21/13]
Davis Voted To Repeal The Affordable Care Act. [HR 45, Vote #154, 5/16/13; CQ Floor Votes, 5/16/13]
Davis Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed Affordable Care Act. [H Con Res 96, Vote #177, 4/10/14]
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan is running for Congress in Illinois's 13th Congressional District. A native of Springfield, Betsy is an entrepreneur, mother, and former teacher. As a candidate, Betsy recently completed fourteen public town halls. Betsy is endorsed by Senator Dick Durbin, Representatives Cheri Bustos and Jan Schakowsky, AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers, AFSCME, Sierra Club, among others.