John James Revealed: What James’ Shameless Ad Fails to Say: He Supports Taking Away Michiganders’ Health Care, Has No Plan to Protect Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions

John James follows Republican playbook of saying “[he]’ll protect pre-existing conditions, but it’s not clear how.”

Failed politician and failed businessman John James is out with a new shameless ad trying to rewrite his toxic agenda of vowing to repeal the health care law which protects 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions. 

But the truth is James has refused to break from Trump and National Republicans as they push a reckless lawsuit to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, a lawsuit made possible by passage of the GOP tax law, which James fully supported. 

And despite James’ empty promises, like other Republicans taking their marching orders from Mitch McConnell and misleading on health care – James has no plan to protect Michiganders with pre-existing conditions at the same level as the current health care law. 

“John James has said in his own words the ACA is a ‘monstrosity’ and vowed to repeal it, and he has no plan to protect Michiganders with pre-existing conditions,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “The bottom line is, James continues to confirm he’s ‘2,000%’ with Trump’s crusade against the health care law that guarantees protections for the 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions. Michigan families can’t trust James to protect health care.”

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. For the first year of his campaign, James was largely in hiding from Michigan press and voters to try to paper over his out-of-touch record, and has only come out of hiding after facing scrutiny from Michiganders.