$32 trillion government takeover of health care will hurt Wisconsin
October 3, 2018
[Madison, WI]— Leah Vukmir is calling out her liberal opponent Tammy Baldwin for supporting a detrimental health care plan that would result in a government takeover and a $32 trillion price tag for hard-working Wisconsin taxpayers. The Baldwin-Sanders plan has been criticized for decreasing access and quality of care while increasing costs. Supporting this socialist plan is the latest move showing just how liberal Tammy Baldwin is – picking big government in Washington over hard-working Wisconsin families.
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Leah Vukmir claims Tammy Baldwin’s plans ‘will destroy health care as we know it’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 2, 2018
The health care battle heated up in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race Tuesday as Republican Leah Vukmir ripped into Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s support for “Medicare for all.”
“I truly believe that the direction that Senator Baldwin wants to take us in will destroy health care as we know it,” Vukmir said during an address to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Press Club.
Vukmir said that “a government-run system that Senator Baldwin is proposing, a $32 trillion takeover of health care, is only going to lead to a decrease in access and decrease in quality of care.”
Health care has been a flash point in the race. Baldwin supports the Affordable Care Act while Vukmir wants to see it repealed and replaced.
In addition, Baldwin has signed on to the “Medicare for all” proposal from independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
During her speech and a follow-up question-and-answer session, Vukmir touched on a range of issues. Vukmir said she has been “unjustly attacked” over her positions on mandates for health insurance companies and claimed that Baldwin and others are trying to play “gotcha politics” on the issue.
She vowed to hold Baldwin “accountable every step of the way,” on the scandal at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Republicans said Baldwin failed to act in 2015 on problems at the facility, where veterans were overprescribed opioids. Baldwin has charged that Vukmir is using the issue for political gain.
Vukmir reaffirmed support for putting a wall on the country’s southern border with Mexico. “I don’t believe in open borders,” she said.
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