NC Heath Access Coalition: politicians who campaigned against health care shouldn't lose benefits
But politicians also shouldn't “willfully misrepresent” Affordable Care Act, says analyst
RALEIGH (Nov. 24, 2010) – A recent survey by Public Policy Polling finds that 53 percent of Americans want members of Congress who campaigned against health reform to refuse government insurance benefits.
The NC Health Access Coalition opposes anyone losing quality, affordable health insurance, even for those politicians who willfully misrepresent the Affordable Care Act.
“I hope that as members of Congress enjoy their taxpayer-subsidized, world-class health care they will reconsider trying to strip these same benefits away from their constituents,” said Adam Linker, an analyst with the NC Justice Center’s Health Access Coalition, in a statement today.
In North Carolina, members of Congress who campaigned against health reform includes:
Sen. Richard Burr
Rep. Walter Jones
Rep. Virginia Foxx
Rep. Howard Coble
Rep. Mike McIntyre
Rep. Larry Kissell
Rep. Sue Myrick
Rep. Patrick McHenry
Rep. Heath Shuler
Rep. Renee Ellmers
The Affordable Care Act will extend many new rights to North Carolinians over several years including the elimination of preexisting conditions, no more lifetime caps on insurance plans, and no more charging women more than men for the same policy.