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Vukmir Repeatedly Opposed Expanding Mental Health Care Coverage PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brad Bainum   
Friday, 05 October 2018 09:20

leah-vukmirA new DPW research report explores how Leah Vukmir has, time and time again, sided with insurance companies over Wisconsinites in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment coverage.


MADISON - This week, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is continuing to highlight Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir’s track record of siding with insurance companies over Wisconsinites, Monday releasing a new research report that exposes Vukmir’s history of repeatedly opposing requiring insurance companies to expand coverage for mental health care and substance abuse treatments.

During her time in Wisconsin’s state legislature, Leah Vukmir has repeatedly blocked and voted against legislation that required insurance companies to expand coverage for Wisconsinites’ mental health and substance abuse treatments, siding with insurance and business advocacy groups over Wisconsinites in need of health care coverage:

As with Leah Vukmir’s votes against requiring insurance companies to expand coverage for sick Wisconsinites’ oral chemotherapy and hearing-impaired kids’ cochlear implants, Vukmir has routinely opposed expanding coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatments, siding with powerful insurance companies over people.

Similarly, Vukmir is campaigning on repealing the Affordable Care Act and gutting its protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions and returning to the days when insurance companies could write their own rules, despite the fact that 2.4 million Wisconsinites have pre-existing conditions.

Read the full research report on Leah Vukmir’s opposition to expanding mental health care and substance abuse coverage here.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2018 09:43
 
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