Congressman Holding Can’t Hide From His Real Record
Raleigh, NC – North Carolinians For a Fair Economy (NCFE), a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting fair economic policies and access to quality, affordable health care for North Carolinians, stands by its television ads highlighting Holding’s votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, placing the care of his constituents, particularly over 3.9 million residents in North Carolina living with pre-existing conditions, at significant risk.
Since taking office in 2013, Congressman Holding has voted 23 times to fullyrepeal or substantially alter the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including a vote for the AHCA, which would take us back to the days of allowing insurance companies to deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions. Poll after poll shows the public’s overwhelming approval of the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Holding can’t hide from his record of voting to undermine access to care with a completely misplaced attack ad on his general election opponent.
In response to Congressman Holding’s misleading ad, North Carolinians for a Fair Economy spokesperson Paula Wolf released the following statement:
“Congressman Holding has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act 23 times. His new ad is a desperate attempt to lie to North Carolinians about his record of voting to undermine and sabotage their health care. It is not only wrong but disingenuous to the more than 3.9 million North Carolina residents living with pre-existing conditions to claim he has defended their access to health care. If Congressman Holding wants something to respond to, how about he hear his constituents’ concernsabout his efforts to undermine their access to affordable, accessible, health care.”
Congressman’s Holding’s new television ad proves that he is worried his constituents will discover his record of voting against working families.
Holding cannot hide from his efforts to cut his constituents health care:
● Rep. Holding voted to take health care away from 1,301,400 North Carolinians, including 95,100 in his own district.
● Rep. Holding voted to kick 610,600 North Carolinians off Medicaid, including 44,500 in his own district.
● Rep. Holding voted to increase premiums by 20 percent.
● Rep. Holding voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have raised insurance premiums on low-income older North Carolinians by an estimated $25,110.
● Rep. Holding voted to allow insurers to discriminate against 3.9 million North Carolinians who have a pre-existing condition, including 315,100 in his own district.
● By voting for the AHCA, Rep. Holding jeopardized the jobs of 51,882 North Carolinians, including 3,580 in his own district.