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Health Care Hero? More Like Health Care Zero

Preya Samsundar - August 10, 2018

Rep. Joe Kennedy III endorsed Minnesota Democrat Angie Craig as a “health care hero.” Kennedy referred to these heroes as “men and women who have shown an unshakable commitment to a health care system that is decent, merciful and fair.”

But… what commitment has Craig made to health care?

Craig told MPR back in July that she supports moving in the direction of single-payer health care. However, when the idea of supporting government-run health care divides Democrats, Craig is more likely to stay mum – most recently declining an interview with the Star Tribune to talk about her stance on the issue.  

Even more noticeable, Craig refused to acknowledge her self-described history as a Health Care Executive while at Farm Fest. On four separate occasions, Craig spoke about her work experience without mentioning her actual role.

·         “I worked in business for 20 years…”

·         “I worked for two multi-national companies…”

·         “I had responsibility for 16,000 employees for a major Minnesota company…”

·         “I come from an industry that benefited from research at the U of M…”

Is Angie Craig a health care hero? More like a health care zero.  

“Despite spending 10 years in the health care industry, Angie Craig has nothing more than rhetoric to show for it. Instead of providing a comprehensive solution to the rising cost of insurance rates, Craig has joined her pal Keith Ellison in promoting government-run health care. With a cost of $32 trillion, it’s no wonder Angie’s running from her past and the media.” – RNC Spokesperson Preya Samsundar 

 


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