In case you missed it, Dana Rohrabacher has fought to protect people with pre-existing conditions from losing their health insurance.
Hell, he says so in this advertisement. So it must be true. I mean, imagine having a daughter who battled leukemia, then bringing her forth to star in an advertisement where you tour your commitment to protecting people in her shoes.
You’d have to be—what’s the word? Sinister? Warped? Diabolical?—to lie about such a thing.
Or, eh, you could just be Dana Rohrabacher.
To be clear, there is no ambiguity or debate on this one. Not only has Rohrabacher failed to “lead the fight” on this issue (his claim), he’s actually done the exact opposite. To cite The Hill, Rohrabacher, “voted for the House GOP’s ObamaCare repeal and replacement bill, which would have allowed states to receive waivers allowing insurers to raise premiums for people with pre-existing conditions. He also joined with House Republicans in previous years to vote for full repeal of ObamaCare without a replacement.”
More from The Hill: “At least two House Republicans have introduced non-binding resolutions backing pre-existing condition protections. Rohrabacher has not signed on as a cosponsor for either resolution.”
So what, exactly, allows Rohrabacher to say he’s fighting for the people of the 48th on this issue? A spokesman told The Hill that, last year, the congressman wrote an opinion piece that argued Medicare should bear all the costs of covering people with pre-existing conditions.