MADISON — In a new Tammy Baldwin for Senate ad, Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions outline the choice this election between Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir: “It’s a pretty clear choice. Leah Vukmir is for the insurance companies and Tammy Baldwin’s for us.”
Tammy Baldwin is leading the fight to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions. But Leah Vukmir supports multiple efforts to gut pre-existing condition protections and allow insurance companies to deny coverage.
“Despite Leah Vukmir’s desperate rhetoric and empty statements about pre-existing conditions, her record speaks loud and clear, and she isn’t tricking these Wisconsinites,” said campaign spokesperson Bill Neidhardt. “Tammy Baldwin is fighting to protect people with pre-existing conditions, while Leah Vukmir stands with the insurance companies who want to deny them coverage.”
Yesterday, the latest Marquette Law School poll showed that 93% of Wisconsin voters believe it’s very or somewhat important to require coverage for pre-existing conditions. In a previous Suffolk-Journal Sentinel poll, health care was found to be the top issue for voters in this race.
Tammy Baldwin has continued to make affordable health care a top focus. This week, Tammy forced a health care vote in the U.S. Senate on overturning the expansion of junk plans that allow insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. Tammy’s legislation received bipartisan support, even under a rare Trump administration veto threat, and changed the national narrative around protecting health care.
Three previous Tammy Baldwin for Senate ads have highlighted Tammy Baldwin’s efforts to protect affordable health care for people with pre-existing conditions: Ashamed, What Would Happen, Both Sides.