The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning with regards to the news that Anthem Health Insurance would be leaving the ACA’s individual marketplace”
“The majority of Americans want everyone to have access to affordable health care, and yet since it’s inception, Republicans in Wisconsin have sought to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
“Gov. Scott Walker rejected the federal funds available for Medicaid Expansion and priced tens of thousands of his own constituents out of health care insurance. Adding insult to injury, it’s the taxpayers who paid mightily for his decision that cost our state $679 million – and health care experts warn that the state would lose out on $37 billion in federal funds by 2025.
“It’s unacceptable for Wisconsin Republicans to hold their own constituents health care hostage just to score political points with extremists instead of doing the right thing for all Americans. Wisconsin Republicans should urge their colleagues to ensure all Americans have access to health care – not supporting taking health insurance away from 23 million people.”