September 19, 2018


Contact: Ted Bordelon

(267) 469-7048

ted@314action.org


314 Action Targets 7 GOP Incumbents for Voting to Take Away Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions  

Digital Campaign Calls Out Votes to Allow Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Those with Conditions Like Cancer, Diabetes and Asthma

(Washington, D.C.) -- Today, 314 Action, the largest organization created specifically for scientists and STEM professionals running for office, launched a digital series targeting 7 incumbents for voting to roll back protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.


All 7 incumbents are facing endorsed 314 Action challengers with STEM backgrounds:


  • Marsha Blackburn (TN-SN)


  • Dean Heller (NV-SN)


  • Randy Hultgren (IL-14)


  • Peter Roskam (IL-06)


  • Scott Taylor (VA-02


  • Fred Upton (MI-06)


  • David Valadao (CA-21)


These incumbents supported the Trump/GOP plan to let insurance companies charge older Americans up to five times more and once again let them discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes, and cancer. The digital campaign highlights widespread support by the general public for policies that prevent insurance companies from denying coverage based on medical history.



The digital campaign can be accessed HERE.


Director of Communications for 314 Action, Ted Bordelon, released the following statement:


“We’re not letting these Republican incumbents off the hook for voting to take away affordable healthcare from their most vulnerable constituents. Voters need to know that their Representative supported ending protections for people in their district who suffer from pre-existing conditions like cancer, diabetes and asthma. Someone with a pre-existing condition shouldn’t have to skip treatment or go bankrupt to keep their health insurance.”


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314 Action is the largest and only resource specifically created for scientists and STEM professionals seeking assistance running for office. 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Formed in July 2016, 314 Action has over 400,000 active members and donors across the United States. 314 Action is concerned that STEM education in the United States is falling further and further behind the rest of the world, that our political leaders continue to deny scientific facts and that Congress fails to fully fund scientific research so we can solve pressing issues. For more information, visit 314action.org