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DFL Party Chairman Slams Kistner-Backed Effort to Overturn the Affordable Care Act


DFL Party denounces “cruel” effort to overturn the nation’s health care system following report that 5.4 million Americans lost their insurance this spring

Today, following the news that 5.4 million Americans have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance this spring, the Minnesota DFL criticized Tyler Kistner’s unyielding support for the Administration’s ongoing attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

The new report also found that, between February and May, at least 56,000 Minnesotans lost access to health care coverage due to job loss. If Kistner had his way and the Affordable Care Act were overturned, those newly unemployed Minnesotans would be unable to access coverage for themselves and their families on the individual marketplace during a global pandemic.

Ken Martin, Chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party, released the following statement:

“It should not be a controversial opinion to believe that, especially during these uncertain times, every American deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care. But apparently Tyler Kistner and his backers in Washington disagree – because they’re charging ahead with a reckless plan to overturn the Affordable Care Act this fall, which would imperil health care access for millions of Americans in the midst of a deadly pandemic.

Especially in light of this astonishing report, Tyler Kistner’s unwavering support for the Administration’s cruel and senseless attacks on the Affordable Care Act is simply indefensible.”