September 13, 2018 Press Releases

New McCaskill for Missouri Ad Highlights Claire’s Battle with Breast Cancer and Commitment to Protecting Missourians with Pre-Existing Conditions

Click here to watch Two Years Ago.

MISSOURI — Today, McCaskill for Missouri released a new ad, Two Years Ago, highlighting Claire’s winning battle with breast cancer and her fight to maintain protections for nearly 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions.

“Two years ago, I beat breast cancer. Like thousands of other women in Missouri, I don’t talk about it much. But those who face cancer and many other illnesses have a pre-existing condition when it comes to health coverage. Unfortunately, Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit letting insurance companies deny coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. That’s just wrong, and I’m fighting to stop it,” said Senator Claire McCaskill.

Claire McCaskill has a clear record of working with members of both parties to strengthen our health care system. Meanwhile, Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit with 19 other Republican attorneys general that would end protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Claire recently co-sponsored a measure that would allow the Senate Legal Counsel to defend protections for pre-existing conditions against Josh Hawley’s lawsuit.

Click here to watch the 30 second ad.

TRANSCRIPT:

Claire: Two years ago, I beat breast cancer. Like thousands of other women in Missouri, I don’t talk about it much. But those who face cancer and many other illnesses have a pre-existing condition when it comes to health coverage. Unfortunately, Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit letting insurance companies deny coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. That’s just wrong, and I’m fighting to stop it. I’m Claire McCaskill, and I approve this message because the insurance companies already have too many senators on their side.

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