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Evers bashes GOP in celebration of ACA lawsuit victory

Wisconsin has officially withdrawn out of the multi-state Affordable Care Act lawsuit despite former Gov. Scott Walker’s intention to limit Gov. Tony Evers ability to do so. 

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In light of a U.S. Court of Appeals permitting Wisconsin’s dismissal from the multi-state lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers called out the GOP for “blocking the will of the people” by previously stopping the expansion of health care. 

"People in Wisconsin believe in the protections guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. That’s why I promised to stop spending Wisconsin taxpayer dollars on a lawsuit that would kick thousands of Wisconsinites off their healthcare and put the 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have a pre-existing condition at risk,” Evers said in a press release. “Today, I’m proud to say that promise has been fulfilled."

Evers’ press release was headlined, “Promises Kept: Wisconsin Withdraws from GOP Lawsuit Attacking ACA.” Highlighting the tensions surrounding the partisan power-struggle over this lawsuit, Evers applauded his achievements at the expensive of Republicans. 

Attorney General Josh Kaul was able to remove Wisconsin from the Texas v United States lawsuit only after lame duck session legislation was overturned, which previously limited his power. 

“If the challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is successful, people with a pre-existing condition will lose critical protections, health-insurance coverage will be imperiled for millions of Americans, the health-insurance market will be destabilized, and our efforts to address the opioid epidemic will be undermined,” Kaul said in the press release. “The State of Wisconsin will no longer be using tax dollars to support this lawsuit, which is contrary to interests of Wisconsinites.”

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