Saturday, September 15, 2018

I Do Not Trust Scott Walker To Keep Me Alive

By Jeff Simpson

As someone who has been battling cancer for the last 8+ years, the fact that Becky has used (and continues to use) socialized health care to fight her cancer and keep her alive, while trying to take my protections away brings me incredible frustration. 

I continue trying to decide if she is evil, ignorant, selfish or just incredibly ambitious.

I have already documented how My Senator Ron Johnson is trying to kill me, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is trying to kill me, and now Scott Walker is sticking a knife in my back while asking if I am OK.

As Dave Weigel puts it:

Scott Walker wants to kill all of Obamacare, because the guy who passed it was the wrong color,  then wants to pass the same bill under his name and take all of the credit. 

Which I get is politics but it is also deadly. 

Kleefisch is featured in a new television ad in which she says as long as she and Walker are in office, people with pre-existing conditions will be guaranteed health insurance.
 “Today in Wisconsin, people with pre-existing conditions are already covered,” Kleefisch said, without noting that they are covered only because of the national law Walker opposes. “And as long as Scott and I are in office, they always will be.”
That protection is extended under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which Walker has been working for years to repeal. He signed off on Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel joining a multistate lawsuit this year that seeks to undo the law and the pre-existing conditions protection.
Scott Walker says we need to repeal Obamacare and do not worry, I will take care of you. 

 “If something were to change, Scott Walker would call a special session in a heartbeat and get it passed,” Walker’s campaign spokesman, Brian Reisinger, said Friday
The problem with that is Scott Walker does not have that much power.  The Legislature has no interest in helping Scott Walker's career at the expense of their own. 

But Walker this year also called for the Legislature to pass a state law guaranteeing coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The bill did not pass.
This is not just about me either. there are close to one million people in Wisconsin with Pre-existing conditions that could prevent us from having health insurance if we repeal Obamacare and go back to the "free market" solutions of the Bush administration health care.

Scott Walker promising that if he gets his way and ends Pre-existing condition coverage, is not a promise I am willing to bet my life on. 

Please, when you go to the polls in November, I ask that you also do not bet my life on that promise. 



  1. But he's kept you going for 8 years now, right?

    1. Just the way a series of burglaries in the neighborhood, requiring recurrent police visits, recurrent home repairs, and continuous upgrades to private home security systems, might be said to have "kept you going for 8 years now, right?"  As though we should be grateful to the burglar(s) for causing physical fear and financial losses...

      ... or in this case to Walker for actually kicking tens of thousands of people off BadgerCare/Medicaid....

  2. actualy no, he has been a major hindrance(we have had to change insurance companies three times since he has been in office), but the pre-existing condition cause in Obamacare (that he is spending my money trying to get rid of) is keeping me going.

    1. I don’t have cancer, but chronic diseases I can’t get rid of. I understand the fear of losing coverage.