MADISON –  As the United States surpasses 200,000 deaths due to COVID-19, President Trump continues his crusade to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Republican state Senate candidate Dan Kapanke is following lockstep. In fact, over the last ten years Kapanke has been an outspoken advocate for a total repeal of the ACA, which would eliminate health coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

“If Donald Trump and Dan Kapanke have it their way, 2.5 million Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions could lose their health coverage,” said DPW spokeswoman, Kate Constalie. “Dan Kapanke’s health plan will ensure maximum profits for insurance executives, repeal patient protections, and drive up health care costs. We cannot afford out-of-touch politicians like Dan Kapanke who want to deny coverage for our grandparents and children who are struggling to manage their illnesses through no fault of their own.”

Kapanke has previously said that “medically indigent” people should rely on family, the community and the church for help. Kapanke also voted against the 2007 Senate version of the budget that included a universal health care plan to cover children, against the 2009 budget that included $500 million for health services, and for the 2011 budget that slashed health care funding.

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