WisDems: Healthcare advocates join Democrats across Wisconsin to slam Walker for sabotaging health care access

Contact: Courtney Beyer, courtneyb@wisdems.org

MADISON — Health care advocates and local medical professionals were joined by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tony Evers and lt. governor nominee Mandela Barnes in stops across the state this week as part of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s “Hands Off Our Care” tour.

Wisconsinites slammed Scott Walker for a number of moves that have restricted health care access and increased costs for consumers, including Walker’s refusal to accept federal money to expand BadgerCare, a move that cost nearly 70,000 Wisconsinites affordable coverage and cost state taxpayers over $1 billion.

The Evers campaign also released its first campaign ad of the general election this week, criticizing Scott Walker for eight years of failed healthcare policies. The ad criticizes Walker for rejecting federal health care funding and failing to control costs, resulting in Wisconsin families spending nearly 50% more than families in neighboring Minnesota for the same health care coverage in 2018.

Scott Walker launched into a panicked tweet storm as he scrambled to spin his record of sabotaging health care access for Wisconsinites. But the people of Wisconsin will remember his eight years of failure this November.