WASHINGTON— Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) released the following statement after voting against House Democrats’ misleading legislation that will do nothing to ensure coverage for individuals with preexisting conditions.
“Today, we saw once again that Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ only goal is to score political points and force their agenda on the American people,” Mullin said. “The bill they brought to the floor, the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act, is dishonest. If you read the bill, there are absolutely no protections for people with preexisting conditions. In fact, the only time it even mentions preexisting conditions is in the title so they can mislead the public and the media. The American people deserve real protections and that’s why I support Ranking Member Walden’s bill that guarantees individuals with preexisting conditions will be covered by their insurance. It’s time for the Democrats to stop playing these ridiculous games and work with Republicans to solve this problem.”
Mullin is a cosponsor of H.R. 962, the Preexisting Conditions Protection Act, which is led by the Energy and Commerce Ranking Member, Greg Walden (R-WA).