June 8, 2018 Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Kathy Manning Slams Washington Politicians for Trying to Gut Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Today, Kathy Manning issued a statement on recent news that the Justice Department will not defend key protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions:

“Last night, we learned that irresponsible Washington politicians are trying to use the courts to eliminate health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions. I have a daughter with a pre-existing condition, and as I’ve traveled all across this district and told her story, I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people who share with me their own challenges of dealing with healthcare and pre-existing conditions,” said Kathy Manning.

“North Carolinians are sick and tired of being betrayed by typical, partisan politicians like Congressman Budd, who voted against protections for those with pre-existing conditions – siding with his special interest campaign contributors and party leadership over hardworking North Carolina families. As your Representative, I will always put North Carolinians and their best interests first – and that starts with protecting health care coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.”

Congressman Budd should change his position on this issue and use the influence he claims to have to stop this move. It’s time to fix our healthcare system’s flaws and bring costs down, not rip the rug out from under North Carolina families.

Kathy Manning, a local businesswoman, community leader, and mom, chaired one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. Kathy has brought people together to improve education and provide relief to people who lost jobs during the economic downturn including job retraining and mortgage assistance. Kathy also served as a partner in a major law firm in Greensboro for 15 years before leaving to start her own business. Kathy has led initiatives with the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, The United Way, led the effort to build the Greensboro Children’s Museum, and currently serves on the board of UNC Greensboro.

Throughout her career, Kathy has worked tirelessly to spur economic development in North Carolina’s 13th District and attract new businesses and good paying jobs for the community.

Kathy understands the importance of economic opportunity, good paying jobs, accessible and affordable health care, and the education and training necessary to prepare people for the jobs of the future. She has spent her life bringing people together to make our community a better place for all, and she is ready to take her skills and determination to Washington to fight for the people of our community and our country. As a U.S. Representative, Kathy will put party aside, put country first and focus on creating economic growth we all share.