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Health officials hold anti-Vukmir rally in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW)- Health care professionals met in Eau Claire to express their concerns with Republican U.S. Senate nominee Leah Vukmir’s views on health care. 

Vukmir is being targeted for her campaign to take away protections for pre-existing conditions.

She’s been a nurse for years and nurses and other health care providers in the area voiced their opinions on why there shouldn’t be cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. 

"She is running as a nurse but she’s not acting like a nurse. Nurses care about the elderly, nurses care about people with mental health and nurses care about children in poverty and those populations need Medicaid and Medicare and Leah Vukmir wants to cut that," Kim Schmidt, a psychiatric nurse practitioner said. 

The tour will last two days, and they will make their way to five cities in the state to hear from more health care providers. 

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