Tim Fox Remains Silent on Flawed ACA Replacement Bill
Meanwhile, Rosendale Stakes Out Extreme Position on Medicaid
HELENA -- While members of the U.S. House of Representatives get ready to vote today on a flawed and unpopular replacement for the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Tim Fox – who has attempted to position himself as the backup choice for Washington insiders needing a candidate to run for Senate – hasn’t made a peep about what he thinks of the bill.
The replacement bill would result in working families and seniors paying more, tax cuts for millionaires, 24 million Americans losing coverage, and the phasing out of Medicaid expansion, which has helped more than 71,000 hardworking Montanans receive healthcare.
Since reporters revealed that he was in DC meeting with Washington insiders a few weeks ago, Fox has gone into hiding. Meanwhile, Auditor Matt Rosendale, who has been outspoken recently in advocating for the swift repeal of the ACA, has sided with Washington politicians who want to move toward block grant funding of Medicaid, a policy included in the current version of the flawed GOP bill.
“While the House of Representatives has descended into chaos trying to find enough votes to pass this flawed healthcare bill – legislation that would jack up costs and kick folks off of health insurance – Tim Fox has remained silent,” said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Montanans need high-quality, affordable health care coverage, and they need to know if Tim Fox is on their side or not.”