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What Rush Limbaugh said about me:

When Rush Limbaugh thinks you’re wrong, you must be doing something right.

On CNN, I said that Ted Cruz’s awful amendment to the Republican health care plan is a pathway to fake health insurance. His amendment completely dismantles essential benefits—allowing insurance companies to offer plans that don’t include maternity care, cancer coverage, diabetes coverage, and more.

What kind of health plan is left when nothing is covered? That's fake insurance.

Limbaugh attacked me, saying, “it’s a crock,” and “they’re just making stuff up”—even as he actively defended eliminating essential health benefits like maternity care and mental health care.

But I know we can do better than their right-wing wealth care plan that takes away health care from millions of Americans.

As I told CNN, single payer is the answer to how we make health care more fair, more affordable, and less confusing—not the Republican plan to offer less insurance, more anxiety, and needless tax cuts for the rich.

The good news is even many Republicans I’ve talked to now support single payer. But Limbaugh is riling up the far right-wingers against me.

I need you standing with me. Chip in to have my back and support single payer for all!

Onward!

Jeff

Posted on July 12, 2017.
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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.