Ted Cruz Says He’ll Protect Pre-Existing Conditions, Blocks Bill Protecting Them
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Said Monday that Republicans will protect Americans with pre-existing conditions if the Supreme Court rules that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, according to CNBC.
“Every Republican agrees we’re going to protect preexisting conditions,” Cruz said, while criticizing Democrats for trying to make [Amy Coney] Barrett’s nomination into a referendum on health care. “What they’re talking about is what they think politically resonates, but 100 out of 100 senators agree we’re going to protect preexisting conditions regardless of what happens with Obamacare.”
CNBC noted that the Supreme Court “is set to hear the latest legal challenge to the law, also known as Obamacare, on Nov. 10.”
But just two days after promising to protect pre-existing conditions, Cruz voted to table a bill introduced by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) that Republicans say will do exactly that, Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis tweeted Wednesday.
Cruz was one of three Republicans who voted to block the bill.