Joe Biden thanks the late John McCain for his No Vote on Repealing the ACA three years ago

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Imagine how worse the Coronavirus spread would be in the United States if the late Senator John McCain had not voted against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 2017.

With no viable replacement plan (remember when the Liar in Chief said he would have a health care plan that was better and cheaper than the ACA), the repeal of the ACA (Obamacare) would have potentially pushed well over 30,000,000 people off their marketplace or Medicaid health insurance plans.

With the emergence of COVID 19, one could speculate what would have happened with these 30,000,000 people who no longer could afford to go to a doctor to be examined or wait until symptoms became so severe that they would only then resort to going to emergency room care.

More deaths, in addition to the already close to the 150,000 in the nation, would probably have been the reality.

So would the more extensive cratering of the economy had the ACA been repealed.

John McCain’s vote in 2017 saved lives.

The Biden Campaign thinks so as well.

In a statement released to the public on the third anniversary of McCains (along with Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski’s) historic vote, the Biden Campaign wrote:

“Three years ago today, Senator John McCain voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is a lifeline for millions of Arizonans, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump is continuing his aggressive push to repeal the ACA, even as it helps Arizonans and their families have peace of mind that they and their loved ones can get the quality health care they need.”

“Repealing the ACA would have disastrous effects for Arizonans. It would leave nearly 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions uninsured, force Arizona seniors to pay more for their health care including prescription drugs, and leave tens of thousands of Arizona children uninsured.”

“Biden for President Arizona State Director Jessica Mejía released the following statement:”

“As Donald Trump fails to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affordable Care Act has only become more important to Arizona families. Senator McCain knew three years ago what we know for certain today: millions of people across the state rely on this life-saving piece of legislation to give their families the peace of mind that they have access to high-quality, affordable health care. With more than 162,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 3,300 deaths due to the pandemic in Arizona, it’s more clear than ever that we need Joe Biden in the White House to expand and protect access to health care and help keep Arizonans safe.”

With the Trump Administration and his screw the poor-science denying allies actively pursuing the dismantling of the ACA through the courts during a pandemic, the country can not afford another four years of the President of Betrayal.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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