HELENA – More than 7 million veterans would be ineligible for health insurance tax credits under the so-called American Health Care Act that Greg Gianforte said he was “thankful” for, including nearly 100,000 veterans who call Montana home.

On top of that, the disastrous bill makes post-traumatic stress disorder a preexisting condition and yanks protections from the more than 420,000 Montanans who have preexisting conditions.

Instead of offering more choices to Montana’s veterans, the bill takes away tax credits for health insurance from veterans who qualify for VA benefits. That would reverse years of work trying to fix the VA and expand veterans’ access to quality health care.

“Montana veterans deserve choice and more health care options, but this disastrous bill would take away their ability access quality, affordable health care,” said Rob Quist for Montana communications director Tina Olechowski. “Rob knows what it’s like to lose his health insurance and believes no family should ever face bankruptcy just because they get sick – especially veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. How could Greg Gianforte be ‘thankful’ for a bill that yanks coverage from Montana’s veterans?”

Rob Quist this week is hosting “Hands Off Our Health Care” events across the state to raise awareness about the terrible bill and to give Montanans a voice as politicians like Gianforte work against Montana’s interests.

Today Rob is discussing the health care bill’s impact on rural communities and Indian Country in Glendive, Wolf Point and Glasgow.