Wisconsin Nurses Denounce Leah Vukmir's Health Care Agenda

Aug 20, 2018

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Wisconsin Nurses Denounce Leah Vukmir’s Dangerous Health Care Agenda

The “Leah Vukmir Isn’t For Us” tour made stops in Wausau, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison

MADISON — As part of the “Leah Vukmir Isn’t For Us” Tour, nurses and health care practitioners from across Wisconsin last week spoke out against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir’s dangerous health care record and agenda. The tour included events in Wausau, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison.

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WAOW-TV: Democratic party of Wisconsin protests Senate candidate in Wausau

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Leah Vukmir’s dangerous health care plans include:

  • gutting protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions;
  • letting insurance companies charge seniors more; and, 
  • pursuing deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, which covers three in five Wisconsin nursing homes residents.

As a national leader of ALEC, a shadowy corporate special interest group, Vukmir has for years taken her cues from special interests, not Wisconsin families, working to limit health care coverage and make it harder to hold neglectful nursing homes accountable.