Wisconsin voters should be sitting up and paying attention to the latest from Sen. Ron Johnson: If Republicans win in 2022 and 2024, repealing the Affordable Care Act is on the agenda.
Repeal would come after a 2024 presidential win, Johnson said in an interview with Breitbart News Radio, at which point, Republicans would “;actually make good on what we established as our priorities.”;
“;For example,”; he continued, “;if we”;re going to repeal and replace Obamacare –; I still think we need to fix our health care system –; we need to have the plan ahead of time so that once we get in office, we can implement it immediately, not knock around like we did last time and fail.”;
When Republicans tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, Johnson objected that they weren”;t going far enough. He pressed Republicans to strip preexisting conditions protection from their plan. Prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to people for preexisting conditions is one of the most popular parts of the health care law.
Also in 2017, Johnson told a group of students that health care, food, clothing, and shelter are privileges, not rights. So when he says “;if we”;re going to repeal and replace Obamacare –; I still think we need to fix our health care system –; we need to have the plan ahead of time so that once we get in office, we can implement it immediately,”; remember that he”;s already told us that his health care plan is going to leave a lot of people out.
A 2019 internal poll for the health care advocacy group Protect Our Care found 58% support for the Affordable Care Act among Wisconsin voters. There are 2.4 million people in Wisconsin with preexisting conditions, and Johnson has worked to raise that number through his opposition to COVID-19 vaccines.
Just to round out his day, in addition to making news for continuing to want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Johnson was in a public dispute with Alexander Vindman, the former national security aide who blew the whistle on Donald Trump”;s efforts to extort political favors from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by withholding military aid.
Reminder, you clearly need one, @SenRonJohnson. The oath you swore was to the Constitution on the United States, not to Donald Trump. Your obligations are to the American people and the citizens of your state, not to corrupt actors looking to subvert U.S. interests. Repent! https://t.co/gDkbk3pVXa
–; Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) March 7, 2022
Johnson”;s certainly covering all his angles as he gears up his reelection effort.
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