For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Contact: 
Brad Bainum, [email protected];
Alex Japko, [email protected]

DPW Statement On Trump Visit For Leah Vukmir & Scott Walker 
 
Vukmir has campaigned on being President Trump's deciding vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions
 
Walker authorized Wisconsin to join lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and its protections for pre-existing condition coverage 

MADISON -- Even though 93 percent of Wisconsinites believe it's "Important" to maintain the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir & Gov. Scott Walker are next week set to campaign with President Donald Trump, who's repeatedly sought to repeal, undermine, and dismantle the health care law and gut its protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reconfirmed that Republicans plan to once again vote to gut federal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, if Vukmir is elected to the Senate. Previously, Vice President Mike Pence praised Vukmir as the would-be deciding vote to help Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act. And on Tuesday, Vukmir argued that she would be the key, deciding vote to pass Republican priorities like repealing the health care law and gutting its protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.

Like Vukmir, Gov. Scott Walker has for years called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, including its protections for people with pre-existing conditions. And Walker authorized the Attorney General Brad Schimel lawsuit to strike down the health care law's protections for people with pre-existing conditions as unconstitutional. Like Trump, Pence has campaigned for Walker as well as Vukmir.
 
"It's no surprise that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are aggressively campaigning for Leah Vukmir and Scott Walker: Vukmir would cast the deciding vote in the U.S. Senate to gut pre-existing condition protections, and Walker authorized the lawsuit to strike pre-existing protections as unconstitutional," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning. "Health care is on the ballot this November, and protections for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions are on the line."