For Immediate Release
Monday, June 11, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Vukmir and Nicholson: Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions are Unconstitutional

Vukmir and Nicholson stand with Trump Administration's position that could threaten 133 million Americans' health care access

MADISON -- Republican U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson say they agree with Washington Republicans' position that protections preventing insurance companies from price-gouging or outright denying coverage to Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions are "unconstitutional."

Last week, the Trump Administration announced that it will no longer "defend the Affordable Care Act...because it agrees that the law's individual mandate is unconstitutional and that key parts of the act -- including the provisions protecting those with pre-existing conditions -- are invalid."

Over the weekend, Vukmir and Nicholson indicated that they agree with the Trump Administration's assessment that the provisions ensuring coverage for people pre-existing conditions are "invalid" and unconstitutional. 


According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 133 million Americans have a pre-existing condition that could threaten their ability to get health insurance, if Vukmir, Nicholson, and Washington Republicans get their way.

"Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson support Republicans' dangerous health care market sabotage that's driving up consumer costs, and they believe that insurance companies should be allowed to discriminate against and jack up prices on the more than 133 million Americans who have a pre-existing condition," said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. "Vukmir and Nicholson are bought and paid for by their corporate special interest mega-donors, and it's clear that they have no qualms about throwing hardworking Wisconsinites under the bus."


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From: Brad Bainum <bradb@wisdems.org>
Date: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 2:47 PM
Subject: Vukmir and Nicholson Support Gutting Preexisting Condition Protections
To: bradb@wisdems.org

Press Release from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin
 

For Immediate Release
Friday, June 8, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Vukmir and Nicholson Support Gutting Preexisting Condition Protections

The Trump Administration says protections for Wisconsinites with preexisting conditions are unconstitutional. And Vukmir and Nicholson back GOP efforts to gut the protections entirely.


MADISON -- Do GOP Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson think protections that keep insurance companies from price gouging or outright denying coverage to Wisconsinites with preexisting conditions are unconstitutional?

The Trump Administration on Thursday announced that it no longer plans to "defend the Affordable Care Act...because it agrees that the law's individual mandate is unconstitutional and that key parts of the act -- including the provisions protecting those with pre-existing conditions -- are invalid."

"We Know Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson support gutting protections for Wisconsinites with preexisting conditions -- they're campaigning on Trumpcare repeal plans that do just that," said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. "Do Vukmir and Nicholson agree with Trump that protections for people with preexisting conditions are unconstitutional?"

The Trump Administration's opposition to protections for Americans with preexisting conditions should come as no surprise. For more than a year now, Congressional Republicans have enjoyed the vocal support of Vukmir and Nicholson as they've sought to force through dangerous Trumpcare repeal efforts that would:

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