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VIDEO: In New TV Ad to Air During Packers Game, Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Sets the Record Straight on Pre-Existing Conditions
Lieutenant governor shares her story as cancer survivor, says she’s “shocked” at false attacks by Tony Evers and his Democrat allies
[Madison, Wis.] – The Walker campaign on Friday launched a new statewide TV ad featuring Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch that sets the record straight on pre-existing condition coverage in Wisconsin, sharing her story as a cancer survivor and laying out the governor’s reforms to bring down health care costs and his commitment to maintain coverage of pre-existing conditions. The ad buy includes air time during Sunday’s Green Bay Packers game.
In the ad, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch lays out the facts of Scott Walker’s Health Care Stability Plan, which will lower premiums for hard-working families after they skyrocketed under Obamacare. She then reiterates their commitment to maintaining coverage for those who have pre-existing conditions – making clear that people with pre-existing conditions are already covered in Wisconsin, and under Scott Walker’s leadership they always will be.
You can watch the ad, entitled “They Always Will Be,” here. The ad begins:
Rebecca Kleefisch: I’m Rebecca Kleefisch
I’ll never forget my battle with cancer, or the impact it had on my family.
That’s why I’m shocked Tony Evers and his allies say Scott Walker would end protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
People like me.
Our bipartisan plan helps people keep their coverage by lowering premiums.
Today in Wisconsin, people with pre-existing conditions are already covered.
And as long as Scott and I are in office, they always will be.
The spot will run on television as well as on a range of online and social media platforms. It is the latest in a series of ads the Walker campaign is running on the governor’s strong record of getting positive things done and his plans for more bold reform to keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.
See below for more information on Scott Walker’s work to lower premiums, increase choice, and provide certainty to seniors and those with pre-existing conditions through his Health Care Stability Plan:
- Wisconsin’s health care system is ranked first in the nation for quality.
- Because costs for hardworking families are rising under Obamacare, Scott Walker has been a prominent critic of Obamacare, and his opposition has included ongoing efforts to push the U.S. Senate to repeal it after the U.S. House of Representatives did – both before and since Washington’s failure to do so in 2017.
- With Obamacare premiums skyrocketing 44 percent this year and Washington failing to act, Scott Walker signed his bipartisan Health Care Stability Plan into law – investing $200 million to help lower premiums for Wisconsin families.
o Under Scott Walker’s plan, Obamacare premiums are expected to be 3.5% lower in 2019 than they are today, and 11% lower than if Wisconsin had taken no action at all.
- Scott Walker’s administration is currently seeking the longest available waiver for Wisconsin to provide SeniorCare – the program to help make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors.
- In addition, the governor is working to guarantee coverage for individuals with preexisting conditions in an effort to provide stability and peace of mind in Wisconsin, regardless of what happens in Washington.