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Nick Freitas Praises Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Response While Supporting Efforts to Gut Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Rip Health Care Away During Pandemic

Freitas is the same guy "who voted against Medicaid expansion and called our current health care system a 'cancer'"

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From the DCCC:

Nick Freitas Praises Administration’s COVID-19 Response While Supporting Efforts to Gut Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Rip Health Care Away During Pandemic

Freitas’ Health Care Record Speaks For Itself

Nick Freitas’ latest podcast episode airs this week, and while he wants you to believe he has a health care plan that benefits Central Virginians, protects people with pre-existing conditions, and provides coverage during the pandemic, he doesn’t.

In fact, it’s quite the opposite: Nick Freitas supports a plan that would gut protections for pre-existing conditions, raise the costs of health care, and boot thousands of families off their health insurance, even during a pandemic.

Just last week, independent fact-checkers reminded Central Virginians about Nick Freitas’ appalling record on affordable health care. And even in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nick Freitas continues to demonstrate why he is the wrong candidate to protect the health care of Central Virginians.

Despite recent reporting that 14 percent of long-term care facilities in Virginia do not have a seven-day supply of surgical masks and nearly 7 in 10 Americans saying they are embarrassed by the response, Nick Freitas praised the administration saying it “has done a good job of allocating resources to make sure medical resources were not overwhelmed.”

REMINDER: In late March, Virginia and its local health care providers were forced by the administration to bid against other states for lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE), due to the administration’s lack of a nationwide strategy.

DCCC Spokesperson Christine Bennett released the following statement:

“The man who voted against Medicaid expansion and called our current health care system a ‘cancer’ is now trying to deceive voters into believing that his ‘health care plan’ is anything but a disaster. While Nick Freitas spends hours recording his podcast, Abigail Spanberger is actually doing the work, fighting for lower health care and prescription drug costs for Central Virginia seniors and families.”