Protect Our Care virtual bus tour stopped in Wisconsin on Thursday, as the state set a new daily COVID-19 case record
MILWAUKEE, WI — On Thursday, as Wisconsin reported a record 2,034 new COVID-19 cases, Protect Our Care’s nationwide virtual “Your Health, Your Vote” tour arrived in Wisconsin to highlight what is at stake for Wisconsinites’ health care in the 2020 election.
Senator Tammy Baldwin, Attorney General Josh Kaul, and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, joined Dr. Jeff Huebner, a Wisconsin family physician and member of the national Board of Directors for Doctors for America, and Kristin Urquiza, the founder of Marked by COVID, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention in August about losing her father, a Trump supporter, to COVID-19.
Urquiza, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, condemned President Trump’s latest in-person campaign events, and his refusal to require supporters to wear masks:
“I am so overwhelmed with the fact that the president continues to not only endanger the lives of us generally but his own supporters,” she said. “It just brings home the point that he cares about himself and his own interests, first and foremost.”
Senator Baldwin and Attorney General Kaul criticized the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, and blasted the President for his failure to present the health care plan he has promised for years. Speakers also discussed how Trump’s health care sabotage, including a lawsuit to completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act during a pandemic, would impact Wisconsinites’ care. They also called on Republicans to denounce Trump’s war on health care and discussed Democrats’ agenda to improve health care and lower costs for Americans.
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