WI Elected Officials, New PPP Poll Make Clear That Wisconsinites Reject Trump’s Health Care Sabotage

Full press call audio here

Washington, DC – On a press call today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-2) and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes along with Protect Our Care criticized President Trump ahead of his rally in Green Bay tomorrow for his continued attacks on our health care laws and denounced his disastrous Texas lawsuit, which puts the health care of millions of Wisconsinites at risk. Participants on the call described how Trump’s lawsuit would impact Wisconsinites by eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions and gutting Medicaid funding, and destroying the nation’s entire health care system in the process. Also on the call, Jim Williams with Public Policy Polling discussed a new poll which made clear that President Trump’s war on health care is actively hurting his chances of keeping Wisconsin in his win column in 2020.

If President Trump thought he would get a warm welcome tomorrow in Wisconsin, he’s in for a rude awakening as Wisconsinites are fed up with his relentless and repeated attacks on their health care,” said Representative Mark Pocan. “President Trump has relentlessly attacked our health care system while Wisconsin Republicans cheer him on as he takes action to rip apart our health care laws without regard for the millions of Americans who stand to lose their health care.”

“Voters in Wisconsin sent a clear message in November by electing myself and Governor Evers: they want Medicaid expanded and the relentless attacks on Winscontinites health care from Republicans to end,” said Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes. “Medicaid expansion would help 82,000 more Wisconsinites finally access health care coverage and bring in more than $1 billion in federal funding, and we aren’t going to give up until everyone in Wisconsin has the coverage and care they deserve.”

“Here’s what you won’t hear Trump talk about on stage tomorrow: How his disastrous Texas lawsuit would rip apart the nation’s health care system, and strip coverage from more than 150,000 Wisconsinites and over 20 million Americans,” said Protect Our Care chair Leslie Dach. “Wisconsin voters are rejecting Trump’s war on health care, and we are thankful to have leaders like Congressman Pocan and Lieutenant Governor Barnes fighting against his reckless acts of sabotage and moving forward on an agenda of lowers costs and better care for Wisconsinites and all Americans.”

Full press call audio here