Evers challenges Walker to drop lawsuit targeting health law


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Tony Evers is challenging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to drop a lawsuit seeking to repeal the national health care law known as “Obamacare.”

Evers argues in the video challenge posted Monday that removing Wisconsin from the 20-state lawsuit would be the best way to ensure that protections for people with pre-existing health conditions remain in place.

The Affordable Care Act guarantees that people with pre-existing conditions can purchase health insurance. The lawsuit would do away with that protection.

Walker has said that while he wants to repeal Obamacare, he also wants a state law to protect those with pre-existing conditions. The Legislature rejected Walker’s call earlier this year to pass such a bill.

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch calls the video a “political stunt,” promising that as long as she and Walker are in office pre-existing conditions will be covered.

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
24°
Menomonie
Chetek
25°
Durand
27°
Ladysmith
Neillsville
26°
Rice Lake
27°
New Richmond
29°
Black River Falls
19°
Medford
24°
River Falls
30°
Duluth
33°
Green Bay
28°
La Crosse
31°
Madison
28°
Milwaukee
34°
Twin Cities
34°
Weather Outlook: Finally warmer weather on the way

Weather Outlook: Finally warmer weather on the way

Unfortunately, the warm up won't last long. Following the warmth is a cold front that could even bring snow back

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

Scroll to top
Skip to content