Poverty

Republican candidates say they would protect sick Americans but fight coverage for poorest patients

Republican candidates say they would protect sick Americans but fight coverage for poorest patients

Even as embattled Republican candidates across the country pledge to protect Americans with preexisting medical conditions, nearly all continue to resist extending health protections to their poorest constituents.

Republicans running for governor in states that have not expanded Medicaid to low-income adults through the Affordable Care Act almost universally oppose any coverage expansion through the government safety net program.

And in four states where voters will decide the fate of Medicaid expansion next week, the majority of Republican politicians have either remained silent or oppose the Medicaid ballot measures.

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