Two Years Ago Today, James Called Law Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions a “Monstrosity” In Video He Since Tried to Delete

James Vowed to Repeal the Law As Senator Despite Studies Showing Health Care Law “Has Saved Lives” in Michigan, Protects Coverage for 1.7 Million Michiganders with a Pre-Existing Condition

After His Failed U.S. Senate Race, James Tried to Erase the Video Slamming the Health Care Law

Two years ago today, failed U.S. Senate candidate John James posted his infamous video calling the law protecting pre-existing conditions coverage for 1.7 million Michiganders a “monstrosity” and vowing to repeal it as Senator. After losing a year ago, James was caught trying to delete his unpopular positions before his next political move — an acknowledgement that his record is a liability. 

Watch the video James tried to hide from Michiganders HERE.

The Washington Post recently reported on the mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act James wants to repeal “has saved lives,” citing Healthy Michigan as a clear example of the law’s success in improving and expanding access to care. If James had his way, hundreds of thousands of Michiganders would lose their health insurance, people with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage, and health care costs would increase. 

James has also voiced his 2000% support for President Trump, who is currently overseeing a GOP lawsuit that poses “the most immediate threat” to the law. Washington Republicans have also “vowed to try again” to repeal the health law after the 2020 election, which would gut protections for Michiganders with pre-existing conditions. And just this week, Senate Republicans voted to defend Trump’s expansion of “junk” insurance while James remained completely silent. 

“John James may be trying to hide it from Michigan voters, but we’ll never forget that he pledged to increase health care costs and gut protections for 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions,” said MDP Spokesperson Alex Japko. “Michigan voters rejected James and his dangerous beliefs last year and they are prepared to do it again.” 


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