Rosendale supports “junk” health care plans

Print Article

Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale doesn’t meet with Montanans or take their questions very often, but if he did, I would ask him these questions: Why would you rubber stamp health insurance rate increases for working Montana families already struggling to afford their health care? And why would you push for health care plans that can refuse to cover the health care of 152,000 Montanans you claim you want to represent and protect?

Montanans may not hear the answer before they cast their ballots this November. But we deserve to know why Rosendale would use his office as insurance commissioner to expand “junk” health care plans that can deny coverage to Montanans with preexisting conditions. This isn’t standing up for Montanans or doing his job — this is throwing us under the bus.

These “junk” health care plans, which don’t have to cover basic health care services and can deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions, are terrible for people’s health overall. The sticker price may seem cheaper, but that’s only until you realize the plans don’t even have to cover basic prescription drugs or routine health care.

Insurance Commissioner Rosendale knows this. He held a fundraiser with those kinds of insurance executives. He just ignores it, because “junk” health care plans allow health insurance companies to make a quick buck.

Rosendale was elected to regulate these industries that exploit Montanans, and instead, he took their money and expanded their kind of insurance. We don’t need more of this kind of help!

—Mark Hull,

Missoula

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Williams supports Second Amendment

October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Rep. Greg Gianforte continues to blatantly lie about Kathleen Williams’ position on firearms. Williams is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. She is a gun owner and a hunter. A direct quote...

Comments

Read More

Rosendale is for ‘We the People’

October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News And the smear campaign against Matt Rosendale, orchastrated by our Democrat senator, continues. He talks about the money insurance companies have given to Matt Rosendale’s campaign but fails to men...

Comments

Read More

Montana needs I-186 — and mining, too

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News In reviewing previous letters and mailers pro and con regarding I-186, the extreme stance that voting “yes” will prevent “any future mining” in Montana is purely hyperbolic rhetoric designed to frigh...

Comments

Read More

Rosendale bad for Montanans with preexisting conditions

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Matt Rosendale may try to claim that he fights for Montanans with preexisting conditions. There is no other way to put it: this is simply not true. One look at his record proves that he wouldn’t be t...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 293-4124
311 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923

©2018 The Western News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X