"It's affordable and gives every
Kapanke, who is running against Sen.
Kapanke said that makes the state unique among other Republican-controlled states which rejected
Under the expansion, childless adults with an income below the federal poverty level became eligible for BadgerCare Plus, giving about 145,000 Wisconsinites coverage under the
"From there on, Obamacare is supposed to get it and if you're low income, you're supposed to get the credits," Kapanke said.
Kapanke criticized Shilling's vote against the governor's plan, which made
"We rejected the federal funds and some of the other states took them, and they're experiencing some real difficulties," Kapanke said.
Shilling criticized the ad as "misleading," citing the claim that BadgerCare gives "every
"It doesn't. It's a limited safety net," Shilling said, adding that she has also always advocated BadgerCare expansion.
Shilling co-sponsored legislation to expand BadgerCare with the federal funding, which she said would have enrolled an additional 80,000 people in BadgerCare and saved
"When it comes to my opponent, I think he's trying to rewrite history and cover up the fact that he has repeatedly sided with
Kapanke criticized the Affordable Care Act as unaffordable and referred to
Premiums are expected to rise by 50 to 67 percent next year in
"It's a good thing we did not take that money or we would be in the same boat as
Kapanke pointed out that Walker has fully-funded the
Shilling defended her support of the Affordable Care Act, saying while it wasn't perfect, it has been a lifesaver for people with pre-existing conditions and young people who are able to stay on their parents' insurance.
"Premiums were going up before the Affordable Care Act was put in place and that is part of the challenge of making sure that health care remains affordable and there is some consistency in costs," Shilling said.
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