PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally's new television commercial says she is "leading the fight to" cover people with pre-existing conditions.

But last year, McSally voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act - known as Obamacare - which would have weakened protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions by letting insurance companies charge more.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona's 2018 Midterm elections]

"I have fought for pre-existing conditions. I voted to protect pre-existing conditions," McSally said Wednesday at an event in the west Valley.

The attempted repeal of Obamacare last year ended up failing but McSally points to an amendment she co-sponsored adding $8 billion to be set aside for people with pre-existing conditions.

[RELATED: McSally-Sinema Senate race unlike any Arizona has seen]

However, Politifact reviewed the bill to repeal the ACA and found that it still allowed insurance companies “to charge people significantly more if they had a pre-existing condition," adding that it would have required those with pre-existing conditions, "to pay thousands of dollars extra every year to remain insured."

[RELATED: Arizona poised to send first female senator to Washington]

[RELATED: McSally accuses Sinema of backing 'treason' in Senate debate]


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All of the tv stations, and newspapers in AZ are campaigning for socialists for some reason. Oh that is right they hire low paying illegals so want the democraps to win.

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