September 19, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch promise to keep protecting those with pre-existing conditions – despite dishonest attempts by Tony Evers to say otherwise. Kleefisch, a cancer survivor, pledged on Monday that she and Walker would always give those with pre-existing conditions the protections they need to remain covered.
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Cancer survivors spar in Wisconsin governor’s race over protections for pre-existing conditions
September 17, 2018
Two cancer survivors in the Wisconsin governor’s race battled Monday over who will protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a colon cancer survivor, said Walker will not take away the protections despite his support for repealing the national health law known as Obamacare.
“His lieutenant governor — that’s me — has a pre-existing condition,” Kleefisch told reporters at a news conference. “I’m the poster child for pre-existing conditions.”
Kleefisch stepped into the controversy after a group funded by the Democratic Governor’s Association began running an attack ad saying Walker would seek to end the protections.
Obamacare requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Walker says he supports that part of the law and, if Obamacare ends, would call a special session of the Legislature to create a state version of the protection.
“Pre-existing conditions in Wisconsin today are covered. and as long as the governor and I are in office, they always will be,” Kleefisch said.
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