For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]
 
Counting Down The Ways Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin:

#6. Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin On Mental Health Care And Substance Abuse Coverage

Vukmir has repeatedly sided with insurance companies over Wisconsinites, blocking and voting against expanded coverage for mental health care and substance abuse treatments

MADISON -- With six days until Election Day, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is continuing to count down examples from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir's 16-year record of selling out Wisconsinites to benefit her powerful insurance company and special interest backers.
#6. Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin On Mental Health Care And Substance Abuse Coverage

As a member of Wisconsin’s state legislature, Leah Vukmir has repeatedly opposed and blocked legislation that would have required insurance companies to expand coverage for Wisconsinites’ mental health and substance abuse treatments -- siding with insurance and business advocacy groups over Wisconsinites in need of health care coverage.

  • Vukmir fought and voted against a bill to require that insurance companies cover treatments for mental health and substance abuse as they would cover treatments for other conditions. -- During the 2009-2010 biennial, Leah Vukmir voted against 2009 Senate Bill 362, a bipartisan measure to require that insurance companies cover mental health and substance abuse treatments as comprehensively as they would treatments for other conditions.

In early October, Wisconsin mental health advocates held a conference call to condemn Vukmir's record of opposing mental health care coverage, decrying it as "shameful," wrong, and "putting powerful corporate interests over everyday Wisconsinites." Listen to the full call here.

Counting Down Ten Ways Vukmir Has Sold Out Wisconsin:

#10. Vukmir Backs Earned Benefit Cuts To Offset Tax Breaks For The Top 1%

#9. Vukmir Sold Out Wisconsin Seniors On Nursing Home Abuse