DES MOINES, IOWA — In a vote this afternoon, Congressmen Steve King and Tom Latham refused to move on and told American families in Iowa to drop dead when they voted to take away their health care. King and Latham voted to again let insurance companies deny families care because of preexisting conditions. King and Latham voted to throw millions of senior citizens back into the prescription drug donut hole. King and Latham voted to kick millions of young adults off their parents insurance.
“With their vote to repeal Obamacare, Steve King and Tom Latham told Iowans to drop dead today,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “Our Members of Congress should vote based on what’s best for Iowa, not political games. We deserve better from our elected officials.”
Just in case that heartless vote wasn’t bad enough, these are the same Congressmen who support the Romney/Ryan budget that ends Medicare while giving huge tax cuts to millionaires, big oil companies and corporate jet owners.
Benefits of Obamacare for Iowans in the 5th Congressional District represented by Steve King (click here for the full list of benefits
520 small businesses in the 5th district received tax credits to maintain or expand coverage for their employees
2,800 young adults in the 5th district now have health insurance
84,000 seniors in the 5th district have received free preventive care with no co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance
9,300 seniors in the 5th district have saved $5.7 million on prescription drugs
Benefits of Obamacare for Iowans in the 4th Congressional District represented by Tom Latham (click here for the full list of benefits
490 small businesses in the 4th district received tax credits to maintain or expand coverage for their employees
3,900 young adults in the 4th district now have health insurance
81,000 seniors in the 4th district have received free preventive care with no co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance
8,800 seniors in the 4th district have saved $5.5 million on prescription drugs