Washington, DC — Today, in a radio interview, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) called for destroying protections for people with pre-existing conditions by funneling them into high risk pools. The reality is that returning to high risk pools means people with common conditions like asthma or diabetes would face discrimination and have to pay more for completely inadequate coverage. Every time they have been tried, they have failed. This comes after Senator Johnson recently said Republicans need to make a “plan” to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they gain power in 2024.
In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: