In North Dakota Race Seen As Critical To Control Of Senate, Health Law And Preexisting Conditions Take Center Stage
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) claims that her re-election opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), wants to kill one of the most popular provisions in the health law -- protections for people with preexisting conditions. Cramer fired back, saying it's a myth that Republicans don't care about that part of the law.
The Associated Press:
Health Care At Forefront Of North Dakota US Senate Race
Health care has emerged as a major issue in North Dakota's U.S. Senate race, with Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer, her Republican challenger, arguing over who will do more for people with medical problems. In a race seen as critical for control of the closely divided Senate, the candidates are struggling for an advantage and have turned to a component of former President Barack Obama's health care law that forbids health insurers from denying coverage to people with health problems. (8/22)
And in Arizona —
Dem Arizona Senate Candidate Opposes Medicare For All
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), the likely Democratic nominee for Senate in Arizona, says that she does not support Medicare for All. “I do not support Medicare for All,” Sinema told reporters in video posted by NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard on Wednesday. “I'm really focused on solutions that are realistic and pragmatic and we can get done.” (Sullivan, 8/22)