Citizen Action of Wisconsin
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Scott Walker to Announce Health Repeal Plan in State That Shows Value of Working to Improve the Law

Health care law is here to stay; It’s time to work together to make it better, bring costs down

By - Aug 17th, 2015 10:45 am

Milwaukee: According to multiple media reports Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will announce a plan to repeal the health care reform law Tuesday morning in Minnesota. Walker published a brief preview Friday in the National Review.

Walker’s choice of Minnesota of all places to release his plan to go backwards on health reform is a major miscalculation. Citizen Action of Wisconsin research has shown that health insurance costs for individuals and small businesses are much lower in Minnesota than Wisconsin in part because state leaders there have been working to implement and improve the health care law, while Walker has focused on undermining reform.

Walker’s ceaseless efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) flies in the face of the public’s desire to move the discussion beyond repeal to actually improving health care, lowering costs, and saving lives. The public does not want politicians to move us backwards to a time when health insurance companies were permitted to deny coverage based on preexisting medical conditions.

As Citizen Action of Wisconsin had extensively documented, Walker’s efforts to sabotage health care reform in Wisconsin has increased costs both to consumers and government, left tens of thousands of families needlessly without life saving coverage, and saddled consumers with dangerous substandard health insurance plans.

“It’s time to recognize that the health care law is here to stay. Rather than going backwards, we need to work together to make the law better and lower costs,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “Based on his disastrous and costly record in Wisconsin, a Scott Walker presidency would be an all out assault on the right of Americans to control their own health care decisions and access affordable health coverage that can never be taken away.”

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10 thoughts on “Scott Walker to Announce Health Repeal Plan in State That Shows Value of Working to Improve the Law”

  1. Mark E. Bye says:

    And Walker’s scorched earth policies for Wisconsin march on…

  2. A busdriver says:

    He is too stupid to be believed. I can’t believe he was honestly elected after the recall. Wisconsinites are you really this dumb??

  3. AG says:

    So A Busdriver, you’re not even from Wisconsin? That explains a few things…

  4. PMD says:

    They have bus drivers outside of Wisconsin. I checked.

  5. AG says:

    PMD, how would you know? Have you lived outside WI? If not, I suggest you leave it to the experts.

  6. PMD says:

    I was watching a show on TV and I saw a bus. I swear.

  7. A busdriver says:

    I grew up there dumb-dumb. Most of my family lives there besides only a “genius” like yourself would think one has live there to comment on Walker. Have you forgotten he thinks he can be president ?

  8. A busdriver says:

    @AG: It is apparent to me & others that you are at a disadvantage here.

  9. AG says:

    I didn’t say you couldn’t comment. I merely mentioned that some of your perspectives, not even positions, make more sense now. Nothing wrong with that.

    Just out of curiosity, is this disadvantage because I don’t believe bus drivers exist outside of WI?

  10. A busdriver says:

    @AG: “Just out of curiosity, is this disadvantage because I don’t believe bus drivers exist outside of WI?” LoL Yep.

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