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Leah Vukmir on Health Care

 

 


Opposed requiring health insurers to cover oral chemotherapy

Senator Tammy Baldwin's campaign took to the air with a TV ad that focused on Vukmir's 2014 vote against a measure to help curb costs for cancer patients taking oral chemotherapy.

In Baldwin's newest ad, cancer survivor Kristin Jome-Robley of Manitowoc took Vukmir to task for voting against a bill that required health insurance companies to pay for oral chemotherapy. Jome-Robley said, "Leah Vukmir, you ought to be ashamed."

Vukmir defended her vote and said it was "absolutely ludicrous that Tammy Baldwin is going to lecture me, as a nurse, as somebody who understands health care in the way that Tammy Baldwin doesn't."

She said the ad was a way for Baldwin to attack her "as a way to distract from her own problems at the Tomah VA." Vukmir continued, "Make no mistake about it: Tammy Baldwin let our veterans down at the Tomah VA. To have sat on a report that a doctor was over-prescribing opioids, a veteran died and many others became addicted, to me, it's unconscionable."

Source: Journal Sentinel AdWatch on 2018 Wisconsin Senate race , Sep 19, 2018

Repeal ObamaCare; Medicaid as block grants

She supports full repeal of ObamaCare. Period. And she won't stop pushing for full repeal in Congress. Leah supports replacing ObamaCare with free-market solutions that will lower costs and premiums. Leah supports more flexibility for states when it comes to Medicaid spending, and would support efforts to send Medicaid dollars to states in the form of a block grant.
Source: 2018 Wisconsin Senatorial website LeahVukmir.com , Oct 15, 2017

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