KAY HAGAN

THOM TILLIS

VS

Extended Medicare Solvency By Ten Years. The Affordable Care Act “extends the life of the Medicare Trust Fund by ten years.” [HHS.gov, 8/1/13]

Voted to Protect Women from Discrimination by Insurance Companies. Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies are no longer allowed to charge women more for the same coverage as men. [PolitiFact, 10/6/13]

Voted to Close Medicare’s “Donut Hole,” Saving More than 115,000 North Carolina Seniors Money on their Prescription Drugs.  Under the Affordable Care Act, “You can save money on brand-name drugs. If you’re in the donut hole, you'll also get a 50% discount when buying Part D-covered brand-name prescription drugs...The donut hole will be closed completely by 2020.” [Medicare.gov, accessed 11/27/13; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 11/26/13]

Voted to Prevent Insurers from Denying North Carolinians Coverage Because of a Pre-Existing Condition. “As many as 4,099,922 non-elderly North Carolinians have some type of pre-existing health condition, including 539,092 children…Beginning in 2014, health insurers will no longer be able to charge more or deny coverage to anyone because of a pre-existing condition.” [HHS.gov, 8/1/13]

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Supported Ending Traditional Medicare. Tillis supported the radical Ryan budget plan that would "end traditional Medicare by capping spending and offer vouchers to buy private insurance." [Raleigh News & Observer, 6/5/12; Bloomberg, 8/13/12]

Would Let Health Insurance Companies Charge Women More Than Men. By repealing the Affordable Care Act, Tillis would repeal the law that makes  it illegal for insurance companies to charge women up to 50% more than men. [PolitiFact10/6/13]

Would Re-Open The Medicare “Donut Hole,” Costing Seniors More On Prescription Drugs. By repealing the Affordable Care Act, Tillis would re-open the donut hole and increase seniors’ prescription drug costs. The Affordable Care Act has already saved North Carolina seniors $275 million total on prescription drugs. [National Journal, 6/2/11Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 11/26/13]

Would Take Away Preventive Care for Seniors. Under the Affordable Care Act, which Tillis would repeal, Medicare beneficiaries receive preventive services like cancer and diabetes screenings with no out-of-pocket costs. [National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, September 2013]

Supported Letting Insurance Companies Cancel Your Insurance if You Get Sick. Under the Affordable Care Act, it is illegal for an insurance company to cancel your insurance plan if you get sick. The repeal of the law, which Tillis supports, would allow insurance companies to commit “their most indefensible practice: rescinding coverage after a policyholder gets sick” once again. [Editorial, New York Times, 5/2/10]

A CLEAR CHOICE FOR NORTH CAROLINA