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Evers challenges Walker to drop lawsuit targeting health law

Posted at 9:18 AM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 10:18:07-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Tony Evers is challenging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to drop a lawsuit seeking to repeal the national health care law known as "Obamacare."

Evers argues in the video challenge posted Monday that removing Wisconsin from the 20-state lawsuit would be the best way to ensure that protections for people with pre-existing health conditions remain in place.

The Affordable Care Act guarantees that people with pre-existing conditions can purchase health insurance. The lawsuit would do away with that protection.

Walker has said that while he wants to repeal Obamacare, he also wants a state law to protect those with pre-existing conditions. The Legislature rejected Walker's call earlier this year to pass such a bill.

Evers calls on Walker to instead drop the lawsuit "because actions speak louder than empty political promises."