June 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Anthem Decision to Leave Rural Nevada Market

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to Anthem’s decision to pull out of Nevada’s healthcare market in 14 rural counties:

“The uncertainty caused by Republicans and President Trump threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act and toying with people’s healthcare is resulting in health-insurers leaving critical markets, thus hurting Nevadans’ access to life-saving care and jeopardizing the lives of many. Rural Nevadans struggle the most when it comes to access to affordable healthcare, and it is disappointing that President Trump’s reckless actions have led Anthem to reach a decision that will give Nevadans far less options for healthcare coverage that works for them. President Trump’s efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act must stop at once. Expanding access to care must be our top priority, not giving tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. I stand ready to work with Republicans to improve the current law and find solutions that work for all Americans, not just a few.”