Only Bad Ideas on Healthcare

Tom McClintock

Access to quality health care — and good insurance that we can actually afford — is a critical issue for the residents of California’s 4th District and the rest of the Nation. Our GOP representatives claim that they care about this issue. But they don’t act like it.

The “Issues” list on Tom McClintock’s House website tells you a lot about his priorities. Down near the bottom, McClintock mentions Healthcare. But there’s not much to be found there. He lists a couple of “No” votes from last year, a bill focused on Yosemite National Park, and then his “Yes” vote from 2017 — more than 2 and a half years ago — on the American Health Care Act. That’s it. That’s all that Tom has to say about this issue that matters so much to his constituents. That’s the only solution he has to offer.

There’s a good reason the AHCA never passed the Senate. It’s a terrible Bill, trying to push destructive policies. As this article explains, physicians and physician groups immediately denounced it. One of them summarized the harm it would do: “Regrettably, the AHCA, as amended and passed by the House, violates our principles, dramatically increasing costs for older individuals, resulting in millions of people losing their health care coverage, and returning to a system that allows insurers to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.” The American Medical Association predicted that “the safety net provided by Medicaid would be severely eroded.”

This destructive Bill is Tom McClintock’s only solution. He’s been in Congress for more than a decade, and all these years later, he has nothing else to offer his constituents on this critical issue.

California’s 4th District deserves better. We deserve a representative who sees our challenges with clear eyes and takes meaningful action to fix them. We deserve a representative who truly cares about what happens in this District. We deserve a representative who will fight for us.

Join us, as we fight to send Tom McClintock back to his own District, and to finally stop him from selling us out, one vote at a time.

Because we know, as Margaret Mead said, that “a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”