A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly 27 million Americans have been hit with a “double whammy” of losing their health insurance after losing their job. And as the Great Lakes state has been hit especially hard by the pandemic with over 1.3 million people filing for unemployment – with many losing their health care as a result – John James still won’t answer questions on his health care positions.
John James has refused to break with Trump even as those without insurance scramble for coverage. James was silent when Trump blocked a special enrollment period, making it more difficult for newly-unemployed Michiganders to get health care. He’s also refused to speak out against the GOP-led lawsuit that “could overturn the Affordable Care Act within a year” – but has promised to “work [his] tail off” remove the law.
“Michiganders are losing their jobs and health care at an unprecedented rate. But as usual, John James is out of touch in his support to repeal the health care law which protects 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “It’s clear John James stands ‘2000%’ behind Trump in his crusade to ‘terminate health care.’”
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
- Roughly 27 million people have likely lost job-based health coverage since the coronavirus shocked the economy, according to new estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Why it matters: Most of these people will be able sign up for other sources of coverage, but millions are still doomed to be uninsured in the midst of a pandemic.
- The bottom line: The coronavirus is blowing up health insurance at a time when people need it most.
The Michigan Democratic Party launched JohnJamesRevealed.com 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.