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STATE OF OUR STATE ADDRESSES THE BIGGIES: HEALTHCARE, SCHOOLS, ROADS, OH MY!

STATE OF OUR STATE ADDRESSES THE BIGGIES: HEALTHCARE, SCHOOLS, ROADS, OH MY!

Newly-elected Governor Tony Evers says pulling out of a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare is a major priority in his new administration.  Evers delivered his first State of the State address yesterday, saying he has directed state Attorney General Josh Kaul to withdraw from the lawsuit, a move Republicans say defies a lame-duck law meant to prevent him from doing so.  He said in a hand-delivered letter to the legislature that he was “immediately withdrawing the authority” given to former Attorney General Brad Schimel to initiate the lawsuit.  In the speech, he also focused on healthcare, school funding, and fixing Wisconsin’s roads. 

Assembly lawmakers are sending a bill to the Senate that would ensure coverage for pre-existing health conditions.  Assembly Republicans passed the bill yesterday, which faces an uncertain future in the Senate.  The bill would require health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions and would prevent insurers from dropping coverage for those who exceed caps on lifetime or annual coverage amounts.  The bill would take effect if the Affordable Care Act is overturned, but doesn’t address possible soaring increases in premiums. 



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