John James Revealed: Endorsement by Far Right Group Opposed to Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions Highlights James’ Anti-Health Care Agenda

Endorsement by Far Right Group Makes Clear James Would be Rubber Stamp in Rolling Back Pre-Existing Conditions Protections 

James has Called the Law Protecting Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions a ‘Monstrosity’ 

Failed Senate candidate John James, who is set to spend this weekend fundraising with Medicare fraudster Senator Rick Scott, has once again made clear he would be a rubber stamp for Washington Republicans in gutting protections for 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions. This week, Senate Conservative Fund, the far right group known for their “hard-line strategy” in pushing Republicans to repeal the health care law, doubled down on their support of James and touted the hundreds of thousands of dollars they’ve raised in support of him.

James has made his opposition to preserving pre-existing conditions coverage protections and lowering the cost of health care abundantly clear, as he called the law that protects people with pre-existing conditions a ‘monstrosity.’ He has also parroted Trump’s blatant lie that the GOP will “protect coverage for pre-existing conditions” despite Washington Republicans leading a lawsuit headed to the Supreme Court that would end coverage protections for pre-existing conditions.

“John James has proven time and again that he stands with Washington Republicans in their continued efforts gut protections for pre-existing conditions, and not with Michigan families,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “James’ latest endorsement from a far right group which supports rolling back affordable health care demonstrates once again that the stakes couldn’t be higher for the 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions this November.” 

The Michigan Democratic Party launched to hold the failed U.S. Senate candidate accountable for his positions – including those made over the course of the 2018 campaign that he then tried to delete after losing that campaign. Since announcing he’d run again, just over six months after his last failed bid, James has been hiding from Michigan voters and refusing to answer questions from Michigan media.