For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

75% Of Americans Back Pre-Existing Condition Protections
That Leah Vukmir And Kevin Nicholson Oppose


Vukmir and Nicholson back GOP premium-spiking sabotage and say protections for people with pre-existing conditions are unconstitutional

MADISON -- New polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that health care remains voters top issue heading into November's election, while Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson's health care policy agenda sets them far out of touch with popular opinion.

While Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson back GOP efforts to gut protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, 75% of Americans believe it's e̶s̶s̶e̶n̶t̶i̶a̶l̶ very important to ensure insurance companies cannot exploit or deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

"From backing Republican health care market sabotage that's spiking premiums to supporting GOP efforts to gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson are deeply out of touch on voters' top issue heading into November's election," said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 U.S. Senate race. "But Vukmir and Nicholson have no choice but to embrace these hardline and utterly unpopular positions, because they're bought and paid for by corporate special interest megadonors who are fixated on taking away tens of millions of Americans' health care access."

According to Kaiser Family Foundation:

  • "Three-fourths say it is 'very important' that the ACA provision prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage due to someone’s medical history remains law"
     
  • "[S]even in ten say the same about the ACA provision prohibiting insurance companies from charging sick people more"; and,
     
  • "Nearly six in ten Americans say they live in a household where someone has a pre-existing medical condition."