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Vukmir campaign: Baldwin calls Wisconsinites’ choices to buy affordable health insurance ‘junk’
Brookfield, Wis. — Nurse and U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir released the following statement Wednesday regarding Senator Tammy Baldwin’s fight to eliminate affordable health care insurance options and reverse President Trump’s rule on short-term health plans.
“As a nurse, I support giving Americans more choices in health care because the people know best, not the government. On the other hand, Senator Baldwin — who supports eliminating Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and all employee health insurance — arrogantly says she knows better than Wisconsinites about which health plan they should buy, calling their decisions to purchase affordable insurance ‘junk.’”
“The administration issued a statement late Tuesday saying the ‘new rule will increase choices for Americans facing escalating premiums and will create flexible options that are not currently present in the individual insurance market. It will also do so while preserving current options available to those who have pre-existing conditions or who wish to purchase more comprehensive coverage.’
“The administration said reversing the rule would ‘reduce affordable health care options for American families already struggling to cope with rising health insurance premiums.’
“If Baldwin’s resolution ‘were presented to the President, his advisors would recommend that he veto it,’ the administration statement said.”