For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]
MADISON -- Tomorrow, oral arguments begin in the latest legal challenge to invalidate the Affordable Care Act's protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions -- and Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir says that effort to gut protections for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites and 133 million Americans who have pre-existing conditions is a "necessary step."
If Vukmir gets her way, federal protections that block insurance companies from jacking up prices or denying coverage to millions of Americans who have pre-existing conditions would be repealed. But it isn't just the lawsuit that Vukmir believes to be a "necessary step," Vukmir also supports two additional separate Republican efforts to gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions:
- Last week, Vice President Mike Pence announced that Washington Republicans need Leah Vuvkmir in Congress to pass a Republican repeal plan that would gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, strip coverage away from millions, and let insurance companies charge older Americans more for coverage.
- Vukmir also supports the Trump Administration's recent push for "junk insurance" plans that the AARP says would let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and even charge older Americans more for coverage.
"Wisconsinites know who is standing up for them when it comes to health care: while Tammy Baldwin is putting Wisconsin first and working to strengthen protections for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions, Leah Vukmir is standing with her corporate special interest backers in supporting three separate efforts to gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions," said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race.