Contact: Alex Japko
DPW: Obama highlights Walker’s hypocrisy on pre-existing conditions
Yesterday, President Barack Obama used his campaign rally in Milwaukee to eviscerate Scott Walker’s false promise to protect the 2.4 million Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.Watch it HERE.
OBAMA: “Now that it’s election season, these same Republicans are running millions of dollars worth of ads around the country saying we’re going to protect pre-existing conditions. You’re governor’s been running one of those ads while his administration is literally suing the government to take away pre-existing conditions protections…I want you to think about this for a second. We just kind of take this for granted. Your governor has been running an ad during election time saying he is going to protect pre-existing conditions when he is literally doing the opposite. That is some kind of gall. That is some kind of chutzpah. But let’s also call it what it is. It is a lie.”
Walker has repeatedly claimed he will protect people with pre-existing conditions despite putting Wisconsin on a federal lawsuit that would gut those very protections. Furthermore, if Walker’s lawsuit is successful, his own party has cast doubts about the possibility of passing astate-level plan with weaker protections for pre-existing conditions.
“Scott Walker is lying to the people of Wisconsin on protecting people with pre-existing conditions,” said DPW spokesman Alex Japko. “He needs to be upfront with Wisconsinites on why he is suing to end their protections.”