Eau Claire (WQOW) – U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir responded to a rally held just last week against her.
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As News 18 reported then, healthcare professionals met in Eau Claire to express their concerns on Vukmir’s views on healthcare. She is being targeted for taking away protections for pre-existing conditions and cutting Medicare and Medicaid.
"These are just folks that are trying to buy into a doom-and-gloom scenario," Vukmir said. "Nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who knows me, I am a nurse, I am a practicing nurse, and I care very deeply about what happens in healthcare."
Vukmir said the Affordable Care Act is not affordable, and the current plan should not continue. She also said if a complete government-run component is added to healthcare, it’s going to decrease the quality of health care, providers and options.