For Immediate Release
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]

Counting Down The Ways Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin:

#2. Vukmir Sided With Insurance Companies Over Cancer Patients


In 2014, Leah Vukmir was the only state senator to twice vote against requiring insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy

MADISON -- Two days out from Election Day, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is continuing to count down a "Worst Of" list of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir's career-long record of selling out Wisconsin to enrich her insurance industry and corporate special interest backers.

#2. Vukmir Sided With Insurance Companies Over Cancer Patients

In 2011, Leah Vukmir blocked a bill that would have provided relief to Wisconsin cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy.

Three years later, a bipartisan group of state legislators again tried to pass a similar bill to expand coverage for Wisconsin cancer patients -- and again, Leah Vukmir sought to stop them.

Vukmir was the
only state senator to twice vote against that bill, putting herself at odds with the likes of Republican Sen. Alberta Darling, who coauthored the bill, and even Gov. Scott Walker, who signed the measure into law.

Pure and simple, Leah Vukmir was siding with her insurance company backers and putting their profits over care and coverage for Wisconsin cancer patients.

Worst of all, when asked at a U.S. Senate debate whether she had any regrets about the votes, Vukmir just shook her head: