MADISON, Wis. – Ron Johnson first ran for the Senate in 2010 on a platform of repealing the Affordable Care Act, and after multiple failed attempts he continues to double down on fulfilling his self-serving agenda of ripping health care away from Wisconsinites.
If Johnson was successful in repealing the ACA:
- Over 212,000 Wisconsinites would lose their health care.
- At least 883,000 non-elderly Wisconsinites would be at risk of being kicked off their health care because of a pre-existing condition if the ACA were to be repealed.
Johnson’s efforts to repeal the ACA aren’t because he’s interested in lowering costs – it’s because he wants to fulfill a misguided self-serving agenda:
- Johnson believes health care is a “privilege” and not a right.
- Despite the harmful impacts repealing the Affordable Care Act would have for Wisconsinites, Johnson previously doubled down and said he would repeal it “in a heartbeat.”
- Has continuously bragged about and touted efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
- Specifically pushed to allow insurers to go back to denying people coverage or jacking up costs for having pre-existing conditions.
- Stated that if the Supreme Court won’t overturn the ACA, Congress should do so.
- When given the opportunity to stand up for Wisconsin families or leave them out to dry, Johnson was even a deciding vote to push forward legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite there not being a full replacement.