WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after attending the State of the Union with Tanya Flanagan, a constituent from North Las Vegas. Flanagan is a three-time cancer survivor who works for Clark County as a Public Information Administrator. As a Nevadan with a pre-existing condition, Flanagan would be at risk of being denied access to affordable health care if the protections of the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed or struck down in federal court.
“The President made a lot of promises during his speech tonight. On issues where we can find common ground like investing in infrastructure and tackling the rising costs of prescription drugs, I hope this Administration will follow up on these words with bipartisan action,” said Senator Rosen. “While I am glad that the President recognized the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions who are anxious about their health care, the reality is this Administration continues to sabotage our health care system and undermine the Affordable Care Act, which already protects those with pre-existing conditions, and it is his policies that are putting individuals like Tanya at risk of losing access to affordable care. I will continue to put Nevada families first, like I always have, by finding smart, bipartisan solutions on the critical issues facing our communities.”
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