Healthcare

TOM MCCLINTOCK:

Is Bad For Your Health

For almost 40 years, Tom McClintock has enjoyed the best health care coverage our tax dollars can buy.

Yet he’s consistently tried to deny or take away affordable healthcare from everyone else.

  • McClintock opposed passage of the Affordable Care Act1, a landmark law that extended healthcare coverage to over 20 million Americans and more than 75,000 of his own constituents. Between 2011 and 2017, McClintock voted more than 60 times2 to repeal, defund, or weaken this law, including shutting down the government over this demand in 2013.
  • According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, McClintock’s votes would not only have resulted in millions losing their health insurance, but would have increased out of pocket prescription costs and allowed insurance companies to reduce benefits, deny coverage to people with prior conditions, and engage in price discrimination against older Americans that would have led to premiums rising by as much as 800% over current law.3
  • As McClintock was voting for higher costs and less healthcare coverage for his constituents, he has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from large insurance and pharmaceutical companies.4
  • While in the State Legislature, McClintock voted against measures to require health insurers to cover preventive care for children5 and against creating the state’s “Healthy Families” program that provides coverage to low-income children.6 He also voted against measures to give patients the right to select their own physicians7, against a law to prevent insurance companies from blocking access to medically necessary second opinions8, and against proposals to require insurers to cover mental health care.9
 
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[1] The Congressional Record, HR 3590, 3/21/2010
[2] The Congressional Record, HR 2, Vote #14, 1/19/11; HR 1, Vote #97, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote #98, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote #99, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote #100, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote #121, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote #110, 2/18/11; HR 1, Vote #141, 2/19/11; HR 1, Vote #138, 2/19/11; HR 4, Vote #162, 3/3/11; HR 1217, Vote #264, 4/13/11; HConRes 35, Vote #270, 4/14/11; H Con Res 34, Vote #275, 4/15/11; H Con Res 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11; HR 1213, Vote #285, 5/3/11; HR 1214, Vote #290, 5/4/11; HR 3, Vote #292, 5/4/11; HR 1216, Vote #340, 5/25/11; HR 358, Vote #789, 10/13/11; HR 1173, Vote #18, 2/1/12; HR 5, Vote #126, 3/22/12; H Con Res 112, Vote #149, 3/29/12; H Con Res 112, Vote #151, 3/29/12; HR 436, Vote #361, 6/7/12; HR 6079, Vote #460, 7/11/12; HR 6684, Vote #644, 12/20/12; H Con Res 25, Vote #86, 3/20/13; H Con Res 25, Vote #88, 3/21/13; HR 45, Vote #154, 5/16/13; HR 2667, Vote #361, 7/17/13; HR 2668, Vote #363, 7/17/13; HR 2009, Vote #447, 8/2/13; HR 2775, Vote #458, 9/12/13; H J Res 59, Vote #497, 9/20/13; H J Res 59, Vote #478, 9/20/13; HJRes 59, Vote #498, 9/29/13; HJRes 59, Vote #504, 9/30/13; HR 3350, Vote #587, 11/15/13; HR 3362, Vote #23, 1/16/14; HR 4118, Vote #97, 3/5/14; HR 4015, Vote #135, 3/14/14; HR 2575, Vote #156, 4/3/14; H Con Res 96, Vote #175, 4/10/14; H Con Res 96, Vote #177, 4/10/14; HR 3522, Vote #495, 9/11/14; HR 30, Vote #14, 1/8/15; HR 7, Vote #45, 1/22/15; HR 596, Vote #58, 2/3/15; H Con Res 27, Vote #138, 3/25/15; H. Con Res. 27, Vote #142, 3/25/15; S Con Res 11, Vote #183, 4/30/15; HR 160, Vote #375, 6/18/15; HR 1190, Vote #376, 6/23/15; HR 427, Vote #474, 7/28/15; HR 3762, Vote #568, 10/23/15; HR 2029, Vote #703, 12/17/15; HR 3762, Vote #6, 1/6/16; HR 3762, Vote #53, 2/2/16; HR 1628, Vote #256, 5/4/17;
[3] https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752; https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2017/05/25/433017/cbo-derived-coverage-losses-state-congressional-district/; The Congressional Record, HR 21, Vote #7, 1/4/17
[4] https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/industries?cid=N00006863&cycle=CAREER
[5] AB 424, 6/3/85
[6] AB 1126, 9/12/97; AB 43, 6/3/99
[7] AB 1124, 6/4/99
[8] AB 12, 9/10/99
[9] AB 360, 9/14/89; AB 4515, 5/16/88

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