Thursday, September 20, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vukmir is campaigning on gutting protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions and taking us back to the days when insurance companies could write their own rules
MADISON — Following her career-long record of siding with powerful insurance companies and legislating their agenda, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is campaigning on multiple efforts to gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.
In the state legislature, Vukmir repeatedly voted with insurance companies at the expense of Wisconsin families –consistently opposing coverage expansions for Wisconsinites, and even voting against coverage for hearing-impaired kids and Wisconsinites in need of oral chemotherapy treatments.
- AHCA: Vukmir supported the American Health Care Act, writing in an ALEC press release that it “ensures a stable transition away from the Affordable Care Act.” The AHCA would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, take health care away from 23 million Americans and allow insurance companies to charge older Americans thousands more for coverage, according to the AARP.
- Graham-Cassidy: Vukmir supported the Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill. The Graham-Cassidy repeal plan would gut protections for pre-existing conditions, take health care away from 21 million Americans, spike health care premiums, and impose an “age tax” on older Americans, according to the AARP.
- BCRA: Vukmir indicated support for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calling it a “great starting point.” The BCRA would gut protections for pre-existing conditions, spike insurance premiums, take care away from 22 million Americans, and impose an “age tax” on older Americans by letting insurance companies charge them more, according to the AARP
When it comes to health care, Leah Vukmir is looking out for powerful insurance companies — she just isn’t on Wisconsin’s side.