Madison - On Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Senate brought to the floor a bill to double-down on protecting the health care of people with pre-existing conditions.
Currently, federal law protects people with pre-existing conditions and Wisconsin covered them before Obamacare was created. State Senator Alberta Darling issued the following statement after Democrats broke their promise to voters to protect pre-existing conditions:
Democrats had a chance to turn their campaign ads into law. Instead, they turned their backs on Wisconsin voters and proved they were only worried about getting elected.
As late as one month ago, protecting the health care of people with pre-existing conditions seemed to be important to Democrats. Now, it turns out they were never serious about it.
Republicans remain committed to fixing the mess of Obamacare through innovation, reforms, and protecting pre-existing conditions. I hope after hearing from their constituents, Democrats will reconsider their position and put people ahead of politics."
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.