Scott Walker’s latest TV ad features GOP Rep. Mary Felzkowski accusing Dem Tony Evers of lying when he blamed the guv for higher health care costs.
The spot, the 28th of Walker’s re-election bid, comes on the heels of Evers starting two ads featuring women who accuse the guv of playing politics with healthcare and say it’s time for a change.
Felzkowski, R-Irma, opens the new Walker ad saying it was “devastating” when she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, but she survived with support from family and friends.
“So when people play politics with health care it’s personal for me,” she says. “Tony Evers is lying when he blames Scott Walker for higher health care costs.”
The screen shows the text of a Politifact rating on Evers’ claim in an ad last month that linked Walker’s rejection of Medicaid money to higher health care premiums some Wisconsinites on the federal healthcare exchange paid last year compared to those living in Minnesota.
Felzkowski adds she and Walker passed bipartisan legislation to lower health care premiums.
“It’s easy to point fingers, but it takes a leader, like Governor Walker, to get things done,” Felzkowski says to close the ad.
Walker’s campaign released the ad the same day his administration put out new figures showing those purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act individual market will see premiums drop 4.2 percent in 2019 under the wrap-around program Walker proposed and lawmakers approved. Premiums went up 44 percent in 2018.