Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Calls on U.S. Senators to Keep Their Word and Repeal and Replace Obamacare

"The current system is not working."

By - Jun 21st, 2017 11:07 am

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker is calling on Republican members of the United States Senate to keep their campaign promises and repeal and replace Obamacare. Governor Walker is also warning that continuing to allow the Obamacare Medicaid expansion to grow is not a repeal.”Republican Senators vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare if they had a chance,” Governor Walker said. “Well, now is their chance. There are no excuses.”

Recent reports suggest there is an effort to extend the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare far into the future. Governor Walker is warning against this idea as it goes against repealing Obamacare.

“The current system is not working. Allowing the Obamacare expansion to grow is not a repeal of Obamacare,” Governor Walker continued. “Senate Republicans need to keep their promise and repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Governor Walker says Wisconsin is a model for how to repeal and replace Obamacare. Wisconsin did not buy into the Obamacare expansion, yet everyone living in poverty is covered under Medicaid for the first time in state history. Wisconsin is a top 10 state for coverage and for health care systems.

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5 thoughts on “Governor Walker Calls on U.S. Senators to Keep Their Word and Repeal and Replace Obamacare”

  1. Bruce Thompson says:

    The Walker plan piggy-backed on Obamacare. Walker claims that “everyone living in poverty is covered under Medicaid for the first time in state history.” Those who Walker forced off Medicaid to make room for the new Medicaid recipients were expected to pick up insurance through the Obamacare exchange.

    While it is unclear what the senate will propose because of the secrecy, the most likely scenario is that the replacement will both reduce Medicaid aid and make insurance more expensive, particularly for people in their 50s and early 60s and who have health problems.

  2. daniel golden says:

    Walker appeared with Pence recently in Southeastern Wisconsin and pointed out the alarming fact that in 2 years, 26 million people will be without health insurance under Obamacare. He neglected to mention, accidentally I am sure, since his father was a baptist minister and he was an eagle scout, that under the Republican House proposal 51 million people would be with out health insurance at the same time. Adlai Stevenson said “people get the government they deserve”. Well I am sorry Adlai, but damn it, none of us deserve this gang of congenitally dishonest clowns.

  3. Michael Schwister says:

    Is that what the Bradley Foundation told you again Gov? Did they tell you that “insurance” skims the first 25% for their company and we get what’s left? That people can be covered by two insurance companies and still pay everything out of pocket. Birchers and their messaging. Everything for me and none for thee.

  4. blurondo says:

    High risk pools are the “death panels” that will replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump Care is committed to high risk pools.

  5. Rita Brunkow says:

    Wow! Walker sure is impatient to see a lot of people lose their health coverage, particularly the old, sick and disabled. What a compassionate guy. Walker has just the right amount of compassion to fill the coffers of his corporate sponsors.

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