Eau Claire (WQOW)- The November election is weeks away and Friday News 18 got an exclusive interview with Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch as she campaigns for re-election.
Kleefisch stopped by Cyndi Burton’s house in Eau Claire, hoping to lock in another voter. This is part of the 1.2 million door knocks with the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
We asked her while she was here how people with pre-existing conditions will be covered by the state. As you know, Wisconsin is one of 21 states suing to strip Obamacare provisions, including coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
“You can have a state law to protect people with pre-existing conditions,” Kleefisch said. “Here in Wisconsin that’s what the governor articulated back in January, that’s what the Assembly passed this past summer and what the governor would call a special session for if the lawsuit ended up breaking Obamacare, as we hope it does. Obamacare has been responsible for insurance premiums skyrocketing.”
Kleefisch said Wisconsin had a health insurance risk sharing pool, so if you didn’t find a reasonable insurance price on the private sector market you could go to the state of Wisconsin with a pre-existing condition before Obamacare and get health insurance.
Democrats claim the state’s involvement in the lawsuit shows there are no guarantees they will continue to cover those with pre-existing conditions.