Kaul campaign: American Medical Association, others blast Schimel’s attack on Affordable Care Act

Kaul Opposes Schimel’s Reckless Lawsuit

MADISON — Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry filed an amicus brief that makes clear that the effort being led by Brad Schimel and Texas’s Attorney General to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, if successful, would have “staggering” consequences.

“Invalidating the guaranteed-issue and community rating provisions—or the entire ACA—would have a devastating impact on doctors, patients, and the American health care system as a whole,” the brief states. It explains that:

  • “the CBO estimated that repealing ‘major provisions’ of the ACA would cause 32 million people to become uninsured and average premiums in the nongroup market to double by 2026”;

  • “the nonpartisan Rand Corporation has concluded that ‘[r]epeal would increase the federal deficit by $33.1 billion annually compared with the status quo’”; and

  • “Plaintiffs’ and the Federal Defendants’ requested remedies would cause these same devastating results—only without the appropriate deliberation within the democratically-accountable political branches.”

Josh Kaul, former federal prosecutor and candidate for Attorney General, has spoken out against Schimel’s attempt to invalidate the ACA.

“Brad Schimel is using our tax dollars to fight to make it harder to obtain affordable health-insurance coverage,” Kaul said. “Once again, Schimel has put partisan politics ahead of the interests of Wisconsinites.”

Josh Kaul served as a federal prosecutor in Baltimore, one of America’s most violent cities. There, Kaul prosecuted murderers, gang members, and drug traffickers, taking dangerous criminals off the street and making communities more secure. He grew up in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac in a family of law enforcement professionals and teachers. He is running for Attorney General in 2018.

For more information, please visit: www.joshkaul.org

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