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Two lawmakers who survived cancer dispute health care

MADISON (WKOW) — Two cancer survivors, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and Democratic Candidate Tony Evers are in a spat over health care coverage.

Kleefisch is out with a new ad that says as long as she and the Gov. Walker are in office, pre-existing conditions will be protected in Wisconsin.

“The reason the governor is advocating for this bill to protect people even if ObamaCare wasn’t there because we want to make sure we’re prepared for the future,” said Kleefisch.

But Democrats way they’re not fooled. Democratic candidate Tony Evers said in a statement Scott Walker has no credibility because while he was campaigning to support existing conditions, he was also on board with Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuit to repeal Obamacare.

“If for some reason we have a quick decision on this lawsuit make no mistake the governor will call for that bill quickly and will get it passed,” said Kleefisch. “Will get it passed before anyone has any concern about pre-existing conditions.”

Ever said he respects her strength and bravery but said it doesn’t change Walker’s record.

“It does not change the fact that the Walker administration has spent the past eight years trying to undermine the Affordable Care Act and gut protections for the estimated 2.4 million Wisconsinites with a pre-existing condition,” said Evers. “Election year promises won’t cover up Walker’s career of working to sabotage Wisconsinites’ health care and take us back to the days when insurance companies could deny you coverage if you got sick.”

Kleefisch said since Walker called on the state legislature to pass a law to guarantee protections for people who’ve already been diagnosed show’s he’s committed.

Emilee Fannon

Capital Bureau Chief

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