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Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the federal court ruling in the lawsuit supported by the Trump Administration and filed by 20 states, including the State of Wisconsin, that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act and threaten guaranteed health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
“Wisconsin should have never signed on to this lawsuit and Scott Walker has not only broken his promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions, he has now signed legislation preventing Governor-elect Evers from keeping his promise to take our state’s good name off this attack on people’s health care.
“This ruling is a threat because Walker’s lawsuit would take away guaranteed health protections and raise costs for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. But it is not the final word and we must do everything we can to stop this sabotage because if it succeeds, insurance companies will again be able to deny coverage or charge higher premiums for more than 2 million people in Wisconsin with a pre-existing condition.”