Vukmir's Record Of Working For Insurance Companies

Oct 06, 2018

For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 6, 2017
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Recapping Leah Vukmir’s Record Of Working For Insurance Companies 

Vukmir has repeatedly sided with insurance companies over Wisconsinites in need of coverage, now she’s campaigning on gutting protections for people with pre-existing conditions and letting insurers write their own rules

MADISON — Despite the fact that 75% of Americans want to maintain Affordable Care Act protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has centered her campaign on repealing the Affordable Care Act and gutting protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.

Since her earliest days in Wisconsin’s state legislature, Vukmir has consistently supported letting powerful insurance companies write their own rules and deny coverage to Wisconsinites in need of health care treatments. Here’s an overview of that record:

As she runs for U.S. Senate, Vukmir is defending this record of siding with powerful insurance companies over people, and campaigning hard on Republican repeal plans that would gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, which would bring back the days when insurance companies could jack up prices on sick Wisconsinites.

But should anyone be surprised? As state Sen. Jon Erpenbach wrote in a Cap Times column this week: “I’m not surprised to see [Leah Vukmir] standing by her record of siding with insurance companies over Wisconsin patients. Vukmir never had any shame back then, so why would she show contrition now?”