September 17, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is setting the record straight on the Democrats’ misleading claims regarding pre-existing condition protections. A cancer survivor, Kleefisch promised on Friday that as long as she and Governor Walker are in office, those with pre-existing conditions will continue to be protected.
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Scott Walker pledges to protect pre-existing conditions coverage as candidates clash over health care
September 14, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker pledged Friday to ensure those with pre-existing conditions would be covered in Wisconsin if the Affordable Care Act were repealed — a key provision of the law known as Obamacare that he has long opposed.
“If something were to change, Scott Walker would call a special session in a heartbeat and get it passed,” Walker’s campaign spokesman, Brian Reisinger, said Friday after Walker’s Republican running mate and Democratic opponent traded jabs over the issue.
Earlier in the day state Superintendent Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, both cancer survivors, clashed over protections for people like them with pre-existing conditions.
Kleefisch is featured in a new television ad in which she says as long as she and Walker are in office, people with pre-existing conditions will be guaranteed health insurance.
In her ad, Kleefisch said she was “shocked” that Evers and his allies would argue Walker wants to end the protections.
“Today in Wisconsin, people with pre-existing conditions are already covered,” Kleefisch said, without noting that they are covered only because of the national law Walker opposes. “And as long as Scott and I are in office, they always will be.”
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